Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Where is Cheap Wood?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Where is Cheap Wood?

    Hi,
    I'm new to carving and want to get cheap carving stock. In paticular I would like basswood, and white pine. Does anyone know where I can get them green? I want to get them as cheap as I can like from a sawmill that sells green basswood, and or white pine. I dont't care if they are in logs with all the bark on however I can get the wood cheapest. Please help, thanks! ???

  • #2
    Re: Where is Cheap Wood?

    I'm also a newbie and there are probably others who can give a lot more advice but I had luck with the yellow pages. I found a place called Northend Hardwoods here in Vermont where I can get roughcut Basswood up to 6 inches thick.

    I also got some on Ebay but that seems to be very hit or miss.

    mikeg
    http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeeeill/

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Where is Cheap Wood?

      Not to sure about ebay basswood, the stuff I got was southern basswood and wasn't any good!...Try Don Wedll, he has basswood, diamond willow or about anything else you want and his prices are very good! try http://members.tripod.com/~woodsource/index.html send him an email through his site.....tell him Dave Dunlap told you about him....

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Where is Cheap Wood?

        Thanks for the info. I didn't think of that... But if anyone knows where I can get cheap green basswood, and or white pine it would be greatly appreatated. Also if it is in PA or close to PA that would be perfect. Thank you

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Where is Cheap Wood?

          Check your yellow pages for sawmills or pallet companies. I get basswood cut-offs free from a local pallet maker. These are 6X4X24 chunks from the cants that they cut stringers from.

          Comment

          Unconfigured Ad Widget

          Collapse

          Latest Topics

          Collapse

          • Gary beasley
            Reply to Cutting guide for straight cut on a scroolsaw
            by Gary beasley
            Cutting a straight line I get it started then plant my thumb at the side of the piece and use that to stabilize the cutting path, a bit like the pin you would use on a bandsaw when resawing old style.
            Yesterday, 02:34 PM
          • will8989
            Wood supply
            by will8989
            We went to Groff & Groff yesterday. Purple Heart wood is stuck on a boat somewhere. They said imported exotic and hardwoods are stuck on boats. So if you see a wood you need, grab it while you can.
            Yesterday, 09:58 AM
          • will8989
            Reply to My beauties
            by will8989
            He has 4 of the long ones, but we have other sizes that he uses for clamping up his cheese board slicers, another good seller. They go for $35, left over wood from dough board. On late shift yesterday because I took a 2 hour nap around 7. Off to the saw! I have 8 days of shows in 2 weekends! And one...
            Yesterday, 09:49 AM
          • RJweb
            Reply to My beauties
            by RJweb
            The boards and baskets are beautiful, but maybe buy Bruce some more clamps, also I see you are on the night shift again, RJ...
            Yesterday, 09:28 AM
          • will8989
            Reply to My beauties
            by will8989
            What Carole said. The lips are 1 1/2”, holds the board to the counter and keeps the flour from going off the back. After gluing them to the board, he drilled stainless screws through the lip into the board and made plugs to fill the holes. The board is 3/4” thick. Since he only has 4 large Bessy...
            Yesterday, 01:20 AM
          Working...
          X