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EXOTIC WOOD WORLD

Listing #187   Listed on: 03/09/2006


Our shop is not very elegant compared to what you guys have in the States but it gets the job done. We have about 10,000 sf in the main building and another 20,000 partially roofed where we do the dirty dusty work. I thought it might be interesting for you to see how it works on the other side of the world.

The majority of our machines we have made but we do have a helical head planer that is wonderful. Our products consist of S4S boards of about 20 species of exotics for export to North America, KD and surfaced log slices and burl slices. We also produce a line of exotic turning blanks and export finished turnings as well. For the local market we produce what for here is high end furniture.
 
OUR HOMEMADE 25 HP RESAW THAT SAWS AN AVERAGE OF 1750 BF A DAY OF VERY HARD WOOD
FINISHED PRODUCT STORAGE AREA
TYPICAL LUMBER PRODUCTS
S4S THIN LUMBER READY FOR PACKAGING. SIZES RANGE FROM 1/4 INCH TO 2 INCH IN THICKNESS.
TYPICAL TURNINGS AND FURNITURE
Company Name:   EXOTIC WOOD WORLD
Contact Name:   Jim King
Location:   IQUITOS-PERU, Other Country  000000
Year Founded:   1999
Sq. Footage:   23,000
Employees:   51
Gross Sales:   1,000,000
Website:   www.exoticwoodworld.com

Product Specialties:
    Architectural Millwork - Lathe Turning
    Architectural Millwork - Stock Manufacturer
    Woodworking - General

Shop Equipment:
    Other - MOBILE MANUFACTURING PORTABLE MILL
    Other - GENERAL 20 INCH HELICAL HEAD PLANER
    Other - HOMEMADE WOODEN RESAW
    Other - HOME MADE TURNING LATHE
    Other - HOMEMADE SURFACER FOR LARGE SLABS AND LOG SLICES
    Other - VARIOUS HOMEMADE TABLE SAWS
    Other - TWO SMALL JOINTERS BRAND UNKNOWN
    Other - BOSCH TABLE SAW
    Other - TWO PURCHASED CHOP SAWS



Viewer Comments:

Posted By: marvin bishop     [03/09/2006]
very nice setup! I covete the nice woods you have. I use a lot of IPE in my business selling outdoor furniture.
Buena Suerte!


Posted By: Jonathan Andrew Beckett     [03/13/2006]
I'm curious as to what species of wood you've got for turners out there.


Posted By: Jim King     [03/13/2006]
Jonathan: Just click on our web site www.exoticwoodworld.com and you will see a bunch of turning blanks.


Posted By: Brian Sheldon     [03/22/2006]
What an amazing operation, I was looking and wondering why you had so many piles of short lumber and see you sell blanks. Do you kiln or air dry your lumber? I do a lot of segmented wood turning, and am always looking for exotics. On your gallery you show a photo of someone free handidly rough rounding a blank on a table saw with what looks like more than 5 inches of blade exposure. Isn't that dangerous or am I not looking at it correctly? I just use my band saw to round blanks off.


Posted By: Jim King     [03/22/2006]
Brian: We kiln dry and S4S our lumber but the turning blanks are air dried and we are now vacumn packaging them to prevent any checking and mold. The most of our nice looking woods are to dense to be able to kiln dry anything over 4/4. The table saw seems to cause some stir with a lot of people but my people are more comfortable on it than the band saw. In fact I am buying a new band saw tomorrow in hopes that I can get them to use it.


Posted By: Brian Sheldon     [03/23/2006]
Good to hear. The band saw can be just as dangerous, but atleast you can put in or most come with safe guards such as a blade gaurd covering most of the exposure. I've never heard or seen anyone "free hand" with a table saw without a fence and such, looks extremely dangerous. If they are willing to do it, more power to them, but there are a hundred things that could go wrong with that much exposure. I guess I'm just more conventional that's all; brought up to wood working with shop safety being number one always. You guys saw up some amazing species of lumber, thanks for contributing pics!


Posted By: Bob     [11/15/2008]
Jim how does one go about buying some lumber?


Posted By: Mike webb     [03/02/2009]
I would like to stop by and purchase some of your hardwoods for turning. Where are you located in Iquitos?


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