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Mike Y

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Tried Arkowood (http://arkowood-shop.de). Was looking for a high quality wood supplier in EU, who have at least pear, Castello boxwood and ebony. Looks like I found it! :)

 

Wood quality:

  • Colour variation - very small, wood is finely selected.
  • Thickness deviation: not more then 0.05mm!
  • Finish: very smooth finish, feels like sanded with 300-400 grit.

Other: 

  • Custom size milling: no problem with that, if you do not see the right size in their catalogue - just mail what sizes do you need. The price level for custom milled wood looks the same as for the standard cuts they have in catalogue
  • Communication: excellent, I received a reply to my mails in a few hours!
  • Wood cost - looks ok. Hard to compare, but looks on the same level as in US suppliers. However, you save some money on not paying VAT, customs, postage fees and extra shipping, that you are usually paying if ordering from US ;)
  • Payment methods: paypal is accepted.
  • Delivery cost: quite moderate, regular postage price from Germany to other EU country. No feeling like you are getting overcharged for delivery.
  • Processing time: they promised 1-2 weeks, I got the wood in 2 weeks. So quite fast, with correct estimations
  • Packing quality: ok, no damages

 

The photo of what I received.

Left - swiss pear (steamed pear), center - castello boxwood, right - ebony:

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Excellent! Thank you for the detailed report.



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Mike,

 

That's excellent news.  Were you able to find holly?

 

 

Steve,

 

Thanks for keeping the first post in this topic updated.   I'm sure we all appreciate it.


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http://www.massiv-holz-werkstatt.de/

Best wood supplier i know of in germany. Good assortment of wood, high acurracy and good price.


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2015 We have new source for our wood. It is Crown Lumberyard and they should be added to this list. Especially since it is pinned.

Hobby Mill no longer supplies our needs but Jason at Crown Lumberyard has shown me that his products are as good as Hobby Mill's.


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Is there anybody who has done any business with this wood supplier

http://www.bellforestproducts.com/

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If any of you are in the Dallas, Texas area try Wood World.

www.woodworldtx.com

I do woodworking as a hobby and buy a lot of wood from them.
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Jay, I am trying to navigate to Crown Lumberyard but I am unable to find them. Do you have their web address?

 

 

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http://www.crowntimberyard.com/

 

 

From their website:

Crown Timberyard offers the finest milled Hardwoods to  the hobbyist.  Specializing in Castello Boxwood, Swiss Pear, and Holly

 

Welcome to Crown Timberyard!  

We offer model ship builders and hobbyist premium scale milled hardwood in three traditional woods, Castello Boxwood, Swiss Pear, and Holly.  We also offer our milling services in many other domestic and exotic wood species.  Our products are available in milled sheets and strips in stock sizes.   We also accept custom orders to mill these woods to nearly any dimension.

 

 


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jdbondy

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Aha, Crown TIMBERyard!  Thanks, Ryland.

 

JD


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Jay, I am trying to navigate to Crown Lumberyard but I am unable to find them. Do you have their web address?

 

 

JD

Sorry, as was pointed out it should be Crown Timberyard.


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jdbondy

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Does anyone use alder for their models? I recently carved a figurine using alder and it was a pleasure to work with. But the grain is plenty visible so I imagine that is the drawback.

 

JD


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I have used Alder on a couple of builds and will use it again. I have used it for frames, planking, and fittings as it does carved well. Where it will show it gets painted. Up here in the Northwest there use to be many alder mills and one could get planer ends by the truck load.


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Hi guys, this is brunelrussell.  I have just tried to order some metric walnut for the Great Eastern from three English sources and couldn't get my credit card accepted at any of them.  I really need this stuff!  I may try a German site next. Has anyone else had this problem?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.



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Have you tried a PayPal debit card?  That works for me on sites that PayPal does not directly allow.  Do the UK vendors ship to the US?


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I've been looking at / talking to a great German site you could try.

Put this in Google translate to see it in english

http://www.massiv-holz-werkstatt.de/

They have a huge range and the prices are very good.

It looks like they export to a lot of places also.

I expect to buy some Maple from them soon

 

Nick


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Hi guys, this is brunelrussell.  I have just tried to order some metric walnut for the Great Eastern from three English sources and couldn't get my credit card accepted at any of them.  I really need this stuff!  I may try a German site next. Has anyone else had this problem?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

 

What sources?  Have talked to them?  Since you're in the States, have checked with Crown Timbers and The Lumberyard?  I know Crown will cut metric and I think (but not sure) that Lumberyard will also.


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Mark

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Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

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Brunelrussell update:  I looked over some of the German sources but my high school German wasn't good enough to decipher them.  I did manage to find what I wanted at, of all places, Model Expo; they had metric walnut.  I used Paypal once and had problems.  Anyhoo, alls well that ends...well?


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Hi brunelrussell

 

Have you tried http://www.massiv-holz-werkstatt.de/? They have a lot of different wood in all formats, but not sure if they deliver to the US!! As I am from Austria, I always buy my wood there.

 

Regards

Gerhard


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Hi.
Just a update on the UK site twigfolly is now directing us to www.thewoodrack.co.uk.
Look's to be the same person with a new company name.
Nice range of timbers for people here in the UK and Europe.
http://www.thewoodrack.co.uk/


Regards Antony.
Edit added a link to site.

Edited by AntonyUK, 26 March 2016 - 07:43 AM.

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