Another exotic wood source #1: North Woods

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Blog entry by ralbuck posted 10-20-2014 01:13 AM 1351 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I ran into this on a C’list add.

I will eventually check it out and add to this. For now this is all the information that I have.

I know some of the woods they lsit re very attractive!

New Stock of Myrtle, Buckeye Burl, Madrone, Black Locust Burl, Honey Locust, Wild Cherry, plus the usual Maple, and Black Walnut!
show contact info 503-threefiveseven-9953

We’d love to have you come visit our small family farm where we’ve created an alternative to the usual uses for wood.

We reclaim/upcycle figured hardwoods (saved from the chipper!) and create wood blocks and lumber for turners, carvers, furniture makers and other crafts people.

We’ll have our friend Mike Meredith do a wood turning demonstration on the lathe on Saturday and Tom Hastings, another excellent teacher, doing a demo on Sunday.

Meet “Lucille”, the fifteen hundred pound poodle burl totem pole, and learn about figured wood. Family friendly!

North Woods – Figured Wood
56752 SW Sain Creek Rd Gaston Or 97119 is the web url

Hope this information helps someone.

-- just rjR

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 02:53 AM

Thank you!

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 08:38 AM

I have visited NW figured woods on multiple occasions and all I can say is WOW. Even though I am a woodturner on a budget they made me feel like I was home. NW figured woods is about an hour outside of Portland O.R. (U.S.A) and 1/2 hour from where I live. Not only do they have BEAUTIFUL slabs from the PNW they also have a ton of smaller peices like pen blanks and cut offs by the pound (!).My wife and I went there this afternoon to visit them at their Open House event One of the guys there (I wish I could remember his name) asked us what we where looking for and then continued to show us around their shop for about 30 minutes or so. There where plenty of slabs, 3/4”x3/4”x5” bundles, bowl turning blanks, and other sizes available. I have got to say that being at NW Figured Woods makes me feel like I am a kid in a candy shop. We left after spending a few dollars (and I DO mean a few) with 12 spalted maple blanks, 2# of cutoffs, and 6 soft spalted alder blanks (which I have to stabilize tommorrow) for under $30! I love this place! P.S. I do not work for NW Figured wood :)

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#3 posted 05-14-2016 07:54 PM

Added them to my list of potential sources. Thanks!

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA

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