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    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! ???

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    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/

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      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....

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      • #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

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        • #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.

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