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12-28-2009 07:47 PM

Does anyone know where I could get some large sizes of Tupelo? Perhaps 8” thick? I have tried Cape Fear and they are currently having problems of some type and 7 oaks however they never answer their emails. In my area I can’t find basswood larger than 4” thick and I’m working on a larger project that I cannot laminate certain areas(mainly because I’m terrible at making clean joins.) Thanks for any info.

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#1 posted 12-28-2009 07:59 PM

Hi Jordon
In my area I would try Cooks Woods but I don’t know if you want to ship of not.H ere’s a link to wood finder.

http://www.woodfinder.com/marketplace.php

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 09:16 PM

Might quire a few of the ebay sellers. Lots of them do custom orders.

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#3 posted 12-29-2009 06:42 PM

Well, Jim, I didn’t find any Tupelo off that site but golly, what a lot of links for other types of wood! Still searching.

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#4 posted 12-29-2009 08:00 PM

Hey Jordan
I’ll take a look in Finewoodwrking and see if there are any ads there.

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#5 posted 12-30-2009 03:03 AM

Thanks Jim, it’s like finding a needle in a haystack. I have found 4” pieces but that’s not quite thick enough. I have to do a large diorama of a guy sitting in a bathtub and don’t want a huge laminate line down his face.

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#6 posted 12-30-2009 03:56 AM

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#7 posted 12-30-2009 07:14 AM

Haha Jim, you’ve been busy

27 Oaks referred me to the duck store , the duck store had no active email and out of service phone and cape fear had something weird happen which made them cease production – which is too bad because of I had ordered prior to Christmas, they would’ve had some.

Good job Sherlock!

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#8 posted 12-30-2009 07:56 AM

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#9 posted 12-30-2009 08:21 PM

What does 8/4 mean, Jim?
But gooooolleeee, what a huge chunk of basswood eh? Perhaps if I can’t find the thick piece of tupelo that I need, I’ll opt for basswood which I would’ve used anyways except I could only ever get it in 4” thick. Thank you for the time your spending on this search.

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#10 posted 12-30-2009 08:29 PM

Jordon

8/4 It means only 2” now that I think of it way to thin. 4/4 = roughly 1” it’s kind of give or take measurement before planning. Some of the links I’d sent said they can do special orders . I don’t know if that will help or not.
Glad to help my friend.

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#11 posted 12-30-2009 09:47 PM

Jordon, Try these people. I have bought some smaller Tupelo from them. They may be able to help you. They have given me good service.
Robert

http: //www.turningblanks.net/servlet/StoreFront

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#12 posted 12-30-2009 09:59 PM

Jordon

many years ago I bought every single piece of Tupelo they had. From chunks that were 10” x 10” x 24”,down to 6” x 6” x 24”. Wasnt cheap, rather pricey but I bought it at A & M. Tupelo is my all time favorite wood to carve, no real grain, no hair/fibre, doesnt get brittle, carves like butter, paints well. many of the world master carvers use it over basswood. ...................you’ll love it.

http://www.amwoodinc.com/

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#13 posted 12-30-2009 10:08 PM

I alsofound multiple lsiting for Tupelo when I googled ”Tupelo Carving Wood

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