Another source for scale wood is Wayne Cantin. Wayne is located in New England USA and I first discovered him on e-bay. He sells wood for knife blanks, pen blanks, checker boards and since he's a model ship builder himself, scale wood for ship building. He also has a new item which is planking with 0.8mm Peruvian walnut edge glued to the planking to simulate the caulking for decking
He is a retired gentleman and in my 3 purchases with him I have found that he is willing to cut just about anything to any size down to 0.8mm in thickness.
His wood is not thickness planed to super close tolerances, but I find that not to be an issue for the type of building I do.
I've talked with Wayne many time both by email and phone and he has been a pleasure to work with. He does sell international but as always the S&H is the biggest issue there.
I contacted Wayne last night and asked if he would like to be listed on MSW's supplier list and he said "Yes, that would be great."
His email and phone are listed on his e-bay site and I've contacted him both ways with success. He also has 100% rating with over 1000 sales in the last 12 months on e-bay and has had an e-bay account since 1997. My first order with Wayne was made on a Saturday and the wood arrived the next Wednesday, which I considered a very fast turn around time. It was one of his 80 piece cherry sets and he allowed me to pick the sizes I needed. You can see this on my DSotM custom build as all the cherry used other then the veneer second planking came from Wayne. His orders are also typically packed in PVC pipe to prevent shipping damage and I have yet to receive an order that didn't include extras pieces.
He is a definite prime candidate to help our community and its ever growing demand for wood. One can buy from Wayne by simply using the ebay store but I found that one can contact Wayne through email and he will discuss and custom cut whatever is needed. He does custom cutting and not just what is listed in his ebay store.
I've even sent him wood (ebony and castillo box, as he dooesn't have those woods) I purchased from Gilmer, which he has cut for me and I've questioned him about larger stock for carvings and mast stock and he says no problem with that either.
Here is the URL to his ebay store, which has both his email and phone listed.http://stores.ebay.c...-builder?_rdc=1
I'll also answer any question that I can if anyone wishes to PM me with questions.
Edited by themadchemist, 30 May 2014 - 12:57 PM.