Klarinet Archive - Posting 000405.txt from 1994/05
From: "Jay Heiser, Product Manager, Govt Systems" <jayh@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Dalbergia melanoxylon (milled locally)
Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 09:42:06 -0400
I'm just guessing on this, but its an educated guess:
Most countries prefer to add as much value to raw materials as possible,
because it increases the number of jobs. Why let the customer mill the
raw wood when you can do it locally and charge more for the result?
This is the normal pattern, esp for wood (note that Brazil refuses to
export ANY unmilled rosewood). The US is perhaps an exception....
A sawmill isn't a big capitol investment.
I have no info to support this, but its also my guess that the cost
of shipping the unmachined wood is a pretty insignificant part of the
cost of a clarinet.
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-->Re Cary Karp's comment on logs, etc. - no doubt roughly square cut and
-->timber is much easier to pack. Maybe it all has to fit in containers these
Peas are just beginning to flower (seems late)
Lots of spinach and lettuce to harvest
Tomatoes have started to set fruit (ahead of peas)