#0098 – Phyre Phryday VLOG 09/02/2022 – Expensive Visit at BOARDS & BEAMS of Fairfield New Jersey!

Color Codes:

RED = Materials,

BLUE = Link,

PURPLE = Method/Technique,

GREEN = Janka Hardness

Hello Global Tribe of PhyreKeepers (GTOP)!

09/02/2022 – Welcome to Phyre Dojo’s 98th Phyre Phryday Vlog.

In this video, I explain that I am currently in a “research phase” and am trying to “fill holes” in my materials inventory. This turned out to be an expensive day at BOARDS & BEAMS in Fairfield, New Jersey! 

Here, I explain and describe the materials I purchased and what METHOD is probably best to use to get a Coal with them depending upon their relative JANKA HARDNESS SCALE measurements.

Thanx to my son, Jake for video-ing!


COCOBOLO (Dalbergia Retusa) JANKA – 2,960

BUBINGA (Guiboutia Spp.) JANKA – 2,410

(SOFT) MAPLE (Acer Spp.) JANKA – >/< 1,000

BLOODWOOD (Brosimum Rubescens) JANKA – 2,900

GRANADILLO (Platymiscum Spp.) JANKA – 2,700

MAKORE (Tieghemella Heckelii) JANKA – 1,200

BALD CYPRESS (Taxodium Distichium) JANKA – 510

SASSAFRAS (Sassafras Albidium) JANKA – 630

REDHEART (Erythroxylum Spp. & Simira Spp.) JANKA – 1,210

GENUINE MAHOGANY (Swietenia Macrophyllum) JANKA – 900


SANTOS MAHOGANY (Myroxylon Balsamum) JANKA – 2,400

BLACK WILLOW (Salix Nigra) JANKA – 430




Phyre Dojo’s The S.T.E.A.M. Universe of Phryction PhyreKeeping UX/UI Experience Workshop – JANUARY 2023

So, from Wednesday, JANUARY 25th to Sunday JANUARY 29th (Total of 4 days), I will be hosting a gathering which will be a Hands-On, User Experience (UX)/User Interface (UI) Workshop which will not only cover EVERY METHOD and ALL PRINCIPLES/VARIABLES of Phryction PhyreKeeping, there will be READY TO GO SETS available in most known MATERIALS. 

This Workshop will be broadcast LIVE on YouTube that weekend for FREE. 

This 1st time UX/UI Experience Workshop is closed only to those who in the past had signed on to the HIDEN DENKI DENSHO (Online Course) (but is now available for FREE.)

All following Workshops will be open for Registration to all once I have an available schedule for next year.


FOR COMPARISON: ( Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaecyparis Thoyoides) OR Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata) (i.e. “Your Cedar (BD) Bow Drill“) are ONLY Janka Hardness Rated: 350…)

Janka hardness test – Wikipedia



There is a Universe of many other Methods (Basics) waiting for you to Discover and Explore…

   Still VERY busy trying to update my PhyreDojo site and fulfilling Orders while making these VLOGS and Balancing Life in general…

Gambarimasho Yo! (Japanese for “Let’s Keep Going!)

“May everyone around you feel and be safer because you are there.”Joe Lau, RN

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