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NMBROOK

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I would just like to give a 'heads up' to anyone in the UK looking for quality timber.I had a nice chat with a fellow that runs a company based in Norfolk.He supplies various timbers for modelers,but does not supply box or Ebony.I have ordered some Pear from him for one of my current builds.Finding Pear in the UK is awkward when you don't possess a sawmill to reduce planks down to modelling sizes.He keeps a quantity on stock,but tells me larger orders will be delayed a little as this will necessitate cutting to order.Everything is thickness sanded not just saw cut.I did discuss with him the possibility of supplying a 'timbering package' in the future as I do have HMS Sussex to build,fully framed.The frames work out at 9/32 inch thick and he does say for a large order custom cutting and thickness sanding is not a problem.I have no connection to the company,i just want to pass on the details as he comes across as being a 'breath of fresh air' for modelers in the UK wanting more exotic timbers,mainly Pear.He doesn't have a fancy 'add to cart' website preferring to take card details by phone.Here is the link which lists the 'stock' sizes of what he offers.

 

http://www.twigfolly.com/

 

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Nigel


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Thanks for this Nigel. Info stored away for future use.

 

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Thanks Nigel

Allways handy to keep on record.

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Thanks everyone.I will run the verniers over what I receive and report back to confirm everything is as specified ;)

 

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I just thought I would follow up my original post as my timber arrived today :)  :) I am pleased the quality as all sides are thickness sanded and checking with the verniers revealed a tolerance of +0.1,-0mm so for what I want,I can't grumble at that.

 

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That is good news Nigel. I will buy from them in the near future. Thank you for undertaking the guinea pig role.

 

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NMBROOK

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No problem,my pleasure Mike,I had to find another supplier of Pear as I have exhausted the stock at my regular supplier :D  :D

 

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I have bought Boxwood cut to my size from:Original Marquetry Lt:www.originalmarquetry.co.uk :Phone 01179442640

Also try Exotic woodshop (hardwoods u-k) e-mail:exotichardwoods@aol.com: Phone:01298815338: European Boxwood

                                                             

                                  Regards Janet B                        


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Two weeks ago, I was looking for a company in the UK who could supply me with a length of Boxwood, and I found a company in Kent called Timberline,

01732 355626.

I spoke to a guy called Alan who was very helpful, he supplied me with a straigth piece of Castello Boxwood 1200 x 100 x 52 mm for £60 with delivery and it came the next day.

 

I have no connection to the company.

 

 mij


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If you are looking for exotic than turning suppliers can often offer very rare wood types in sizes modelling saws can handle as well.


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I would love to add to the uk listing  a wood yard I was pointed towards- it is a self service yard with lots of different woods in various thicknesses and length and bowl blanks

they also do a service of milling to order

http://www.yandles.co.uk/


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wow, thanks everyone I am sure I can get what I need from all your help :)

 

I will let you know how I get on

 

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For anyone wanting to purchase steamed swiss pear try sales@skyestimber.co.uk a uk based mill and exotic wood stockists. They stock waney edge pear boards in various thicknesses, widths and lengths.

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Rob,

 

I'm impressed. With all that wood you have there, that's some serious modelling you must have planned!!!

 

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RoB Shaw

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JRB Is that a picture of the timber stock at Skye's timber? I will purchase from them pear for framing but they also stock a variety of woods for scratch building, thought it a useful link for uk stockists.
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Rob - yes it's Sykes, and that's just the hardwood section. They have another huge area for softwoods!!

 

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For those of you looking for wood in the North Yorkshire area, I have just "discovered" a very good supplier 2 minutes off the A1(M) between Thirsk and Ripon.  My local supplier was John Boddys at Boroughbridge, but they have ceased trading; so looking around, I found Duffield Timber at Melmerby.  I went there this morning and picked up exactly what I wanted from their off-cuts selection.  They even threw in a decently sized free sample of an African hardwood resembling Boxwood, for me to experiment with.  Prices seemed very reasonable.  Telephone number is 01765 640564 and Postcode is HG4 5JB.

 

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http://www.twigfolly.com/

 

Kind Regards

 

Nigel

Hi Nigel,

 

Having a problem accessing their website, do you know if are they still trading?

 

Cheers,

Mark.


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Try www.thewoodrack.co.uk


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Thanks vaddoc 

 

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