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Mexican Container Impound

On the 9th of June, 2021 a 40 foot container valued at $83,000 and belonging to Hibdon Hardwood, Inc. of St. Louis, MO was impounded by Mexican authorities at the port of Progresso, Yucatan.   The container of wood blanks for musical instruments was emptied and carefully examined and all required documentation was in order.  … Read more

New CITES Information & Policies

As a result of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting that took place September 24 – October 5, 2016, it is our understanding that beginning January 1, 2017 all Dalbergia species will be listed as CITES II. This means that it will require re-export permits from … Read more

2015 Kiln Remodel

As of spring 2015, we are proud to announce that we are in the process of remodeling our dry kilns! Through the use of improved technology, innovative components and good, old-fashioned hard work we have custom-designed and are beginning to construct our new state of the art dry kilns.  Included below are photos of our … Read more

How to Buy Wood

  How to Buy Wood   The first consideration is the way the wood is cut.  When the wide face of the board is parallel to the annual growth rings the cut is called flat sawn. When the rings are perpendicular to the wide face, it is called quarter sawn.  When the board is somewhere … Read more

Jerry Hibdon builds his first guitar.

Last Updated: March 19, 2013. Jerry has recently enrolled in a class to build a guitar at Midwest Guitar. He is being taught by Master Luthier, Michael Boggeman. We will be updating his status and pictures as the guitar comes along. Due to the large number of photos, we have moved this story HERE!

Kiln Information & Process

Stage 1: Initial conditioning. We establish the initial temperature, the initial depression (a low number = high humidity), and the duration of stage one. Above, the initial temperature is set to 100 degrees F., the initial depression to 6 degrees, and the duration of phase one is one day. The controller will maintain the initial … Read more

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