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An in depth look at each of the woods we use at Dog Might to create our line of accessories.

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#7: Bolivian Rosewood (or, you're welcome Barb, now get off my back)

So, right off the bat, I have a confession to make. I am a liar. A terrible, terrible liar. Bolivian Rosewood is not a ‘True’ Rosewood at all. In my defense, I didn’t name it. But more on that later…. GENERAL INFO Native to tropical South America, Bolivian Rosewood is common to Brazil and, surprise, Bolivia where it prefers the drier areas of the forest. It is a medium size tree typically around 60 - 65 feet tall, though exceptional specimens can reach 100 feet with diameters approachi

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#6: Flame Birch

Log Blog: Flame Birch Not an accurate depiction of a Flame Birch tree The Log Blog is back! Like a mighty Oak, this series of articles is growing very slowly. But it is growing. So without further ado, on to entry number 6… Flame Birch! GENERAL INFO Like a high-end assassin, Flame Birch has many aliases: Silver Birch, Curly Birch, European White Birch. We call it Flame Birch simply because that’s what our mill calls it. Any wood that is described as Flame or Curly refers

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#5: Wenge

Log Blog: Wenge The most sinister of all the woods we use, Wenge is a shop favorite.  It’s rich, dark color makes it the perfect choice for the gamer that often makes the “Mwahahah” noise during gameplay, like the ruthlessly evil DM in my Pathfinder game, Dan. I don’t think he reads this blog so I feel safe making that comment. GENERAL INFO Wenge is pronounced with 2 syllables with a long “A“on the final one, like When-Ghay. If you are into pneumonic devices, it rhymes with BenGay

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#4: Leopardwood

LOG BLOG #4: LEOPARDWOOD Few woods have as much character as the next one up in the Log Blog, Leopardwood. Named for its distinctive spotted pattern, this lumber is unlike any other. Now I know that Barb wanted me to write about Bolivian Rosewood but - let’s face it - she has a bit of a problem and I, for one, will not be an enabler. GENERAL INFO Leopardwood grows in carefully managed forests in Brazil. Unlike our foreman, Puzz Longbeard, this tree is a magnificent specimen!

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#3: Redheart

LOG BLOG #3: REDHEART I have made no secret of my love for the next wood in this series, Redheart. It is wonderful. It is striking to the eye, feels amazing in the hand, and sculpts like a dream. Despite this, it is not one of our bigger sellers, probably due to its higher price tag. Because of this fact, I have made it my personal mission to put a piece of Redheart in the hands of every gamer in the world! This is not an accurate representation of the Redheart tree. GENERAL

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#2: Chechen

Ah, gorgeous Chechen. As I write this, it sits in spot number 2 on the list of my favorite woods that we use (#1 is Redheart). Chechen is strong, heavy, displays an amazing variety of colors, and takes a fantastic finish. For the linguists out there, it is pronounced Chuh-Chen with the emphasis on the second syllable, not Cheh- chen like the Republic. Weird warning about this article: There is a disgusting pic below. Not for the faint hearted. A close up of the colors of Chechen G

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#1: Black Walnut

Welcome to the first entry in our new blog, The Log Blog. In this series of articles, I will be writing about the amazing woods we use at Dog Might to create our line of Kickass Gaming Accessories. I will feature a new wood in each article and share its history, general properties, some fun facts, and, finally, my personal thoughts from a Viking lumberjack’s perspective. Our first entry will be a Dog Might favorite, American Black Walnut. Feel free to suggest other woods or ask any question

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