|Review by reggiek||posted 07-24-2009 11:41 PM||3527 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
I had the pleasure of finding a wonderful source of exotic woods for projects and turnings. Searching through the internet search engines, I came accross a posting for a small company located about 20 or so miles away from my home. They listed some very nice items….and had pictures which I could view and select. I went through their postings and found numerous one of a kind pieces. I selected only a few of the ones I wanted and purchased with an indication that I would pick them up. I called their shop only a short time later and spoke to Belinda (she and her husband Lance own the company). She asked if I wanted to pick up my order at a place even nearer to my home and I agreed – They are currently preparing a new shop/wherehouse that is only a few minutes from my shop/home. When I picked up my order (I apologize for my lousy photography -those pictures don’t come close to showing the beautiful grains) I had a wonderful conversation with Lance and Belinda. They are extremely kind and willing to share their excellent knowledge about their stock of beautiful woods. Their wood is purchased from the local peoples who gather from trees already felled. The locals get money for their needs….and we get beautiful woods to use on our projects (without the destructive clear cutting/deforestation caused by our commercial lumber suppliers – who don’t care where they get their materials) . I was invited into their wherehouse and saw some of the most beautiful collections of materials I’ve ever seen in one venue….I was the proverbial kid in a candy store…
Their prices are excellent and the quality is superb – one of a kind. I would give them twice the 5 stars if I could (and my only compensation is to keep them providing such an excellent source of beautiful material – I really enjoy seeing small business become successes…and this one deserves it!)
If you need some exotic woods for turning or other projects I would recommend you check out their page and then give them a call. The web page has great items…but not close to all they have available…you also get the benefit of their extensive knowledge if you call….I guarantee you will enjoy the experience! I know that I will be enjoying a lot more time in my shop working with some of their one of a kind woods.
I’ll be posting some projects with some of their woods as soon as my new lathe gets here on the 29th.
www.forgottenwoods.net Lance and Bellinda Peck (805) 995-1940
-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!