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Modeler12

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Woodcraft has a store about four blocks from where I live. I consider that local, don't you? 

Now ebony is not exactly local.

Again, Rockler carries a lot of things and I have their brochure near by and have ordered from them in the past. But I prefer others if I can. Just a personal thing because of one bad experience that has nothing to do with this discussion.


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lamarvalley

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I have found the Lumberyard in Brecksville Ohio a good source. From what I gather they are a mom and pop operation yet they still have a pretty quick turnaround. I'm impressed.

Never used Hobby Mill even tho we exist in the same town, Cincinnati, as he will not sell to Ohio residents as he isn't equipped to collect Ohio sales tax so I can't speak to his quality and such. Pity as he is probably within stone throwing distance. :(

Woodcraft and Rockler are good sources and I have used them from time to time and the eye candy in terms of machinery and tools... that's fun stuff!

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:o Ahoy Jay

 

My apologizes to you

 

Your post had nothing to do with shopping locally, although my post implied differently,

Sorry; I think I may have combined response symtom. That or it was the beer. Let’s go with the beer ‘lol”


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 On with the Show.... B) 

 

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No apologies necessary, J.Pett, and I will join you in a beer. The last time I was in Texas, though, we were in a 'dry county' and beer could only be bought at a 'coke machine' with special coins at the 'country club'. But I am sure you know the routine.

 

I had a look at the 'ebony veneer' at Rocklin and indeed it was called 'Mexican ebony' but really was Katalox, which is a dark brown wood much like the stain I use to 'tar' ropes. Interesting.


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For members who live this side of the Atlantic ;) found this supplier on one of the German forums. 

    

                        www.modellbau-holzleisten.de

 

There are several suppliers on the first google page,the one you want is Massiveholzwerkstätten Horschig.

He has a very good selection, eg 5mm x 100mm x 1000mm Birnbaum (pearwood) & Nussbaum (walnut)

plus others at 7 Euros per plank. Well worth a look IMO.

 

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A lot of scratchbuilders use beechwood and it is their prefered wood. Tip: good wooden toys are made from beechwood look around in a toy store if they have any wooden toys on sale.

 

A good source for this wood is all around you. Just ask family or friends who have growing up childern if they stil have their wooden blocks & sticks. Good chance they lay around in the attic or so.


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This is a very good place to buy wood for people close to the Hampton Roads area, (South East Virginia and North East North Carolina).  They have a extensive selection including exotics.  http://www.yukonlumber.com

 

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I took a chance and bought some lumber off of eBay.  Lucked out and was very satisfied with the result.  The seller was "Curlyloggerfrancis".  He cuts wood from salvage trees and his inventory depends on what he can get this way.  I purchased maple, walnut and cherry from him and was very pleased with what I got.  Nice people to deal with and they sell a quality product.


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Anouther good source for woods in southern CA North OC is  http://www.eisenbrandhardwoods.com/   or    http://eisenbrandhar...ex.php?cPath=37 for most ship building woods in large quanitied  ie: boards. I think that they may have moved their location and the webpage is new and still in progess of being constructed but there is a listed phone number that will put you in to contact with the owner


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WOW, great links, thank you all.

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There is a site that sales exotic woods from 1/8"  to 1" and a width from 1" to 3-6" and what ever length . if they don't have they will get it.

www.thinwoods.com/Wood-selections_c_16.html . It is a small business that I enjoy going to for my list of woods needs, I hope you check out the site. The business is in North Carolina and they do ship. Give them a look at.


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Perhaps you can add the following to the list as I was really struggling to find something in the UK. I've only just placed my first order with Twigfolly so can't commend on their service yet, and I haven't ordered anything from the others. Still, it may be a good starting point for others:

 


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There is a site that sales exotic woods from 1/8"  to 1" and a width from 1" to 3-6" and what ever length . if they don't have they will get it.

www.thinwoods.com/Wood-selections_c_16.html . It is a small business that I enjoy going to for my list of woods needs, I hope you check out the site. The business is in North Carolina and they do ship. Give them a look at.

I must have missed something about this company or their website: What do they offer in the way of thin wood of all the species they show??? Do I really have to call them to find out that all they have are large planks???


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Hello MSW
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
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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.

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Hello Steve
I was wondering if you could or if it would be a problem for you to add Wayne's info to the first post as a US supplier from the post above, as it is pinned at the top of the wood forum.
Your pinned thread is a useful tool, and is greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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Pardon the delay, you caught me on vacation. I have now updated the list with his information. Prices look very good so I may have to give him a try myself.



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I have found wood in the strangest places. Even Ace Hardware. Most hobby stores have some variety. The trouble comes when you need millimeter stuff and only find inches. Good luck


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I'm tossing this one out.  It may not help anyone outside the States but I've spent some time on it testing it and it seems to do what it's advertised to do... find a supplier(s) for a given species of wood.   Do note that the hobby type operations, Micromark, Model Expo, The Lumberyard, etc.  are NOT part of this.  But it will lead you places you can get billets and even milling.

 

http://www.woodfinder.com/


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Does anybody know where to buy Holly in EU/UK? Or it might be sold under different name?

It is also hard to google it, because all search engines are sure that I just did a typo in a word "Hollywood". Facepalm!  :angry:


Edited by Mike Y, 04 November 2014 - 12:32 PM.


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Mike,

 

Using Holly (Ilex) a a search Ebay came up with Holly blocks.

 

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