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    HI all!

    I'm new to the list, but have carved for several years. My favorite is chip carving crosses -- I've used a lot of butternut (nominally 1'), but am having a hard time finding butternut in anymore. Does anyone know of a source for butternut that will ship to Denver? Or does anyone have a suggestion for alternate wood (I really like the depth / richness of butternut, and the figure).

    Thanks!

    geppetto09

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    Re: Source for Butternut

    Welcome geppetto. You'll get some great butternut any size you want shipped to you from:
    Dale Heinecke
    76-27 1/2 Avenue
    Cumberland, WI 54829
    Phone 715-822-8642

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      Re: Source for Butternut

      Hi geppeto...I'm just up the mountain from you....Slim's Woodshed has lots of butternut, I bought a chunk at the carvers show there in Denver...their address is...http://www.web-site.com/slimswoodshed/specials.htm

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          Re: Source for Butternut

          Thanks for the tips! I will check out Slim's Woodshed, and Dale H in WI. I've heard of catalpa, but never carved it. I think I will find some, and give it a try. I've used mahogany, but just wasn't happy with the 'depth' and grain. Thanks again, all!

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            Before I order a bunch of it xxx how does catalpa carve with hand tools? Saw some picture of catalpa carvings and like the looks of the wood, but have never touched a piece.

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                Re: Source for Butternut

                For northern grown butternut, try Tuckaway Timber at:
                [email protected]. They are really friendly and helpful, as most are in the carving world.

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