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02-05-2010 08:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question purpleheart

Where is the cheapest place i can get enough Purpleheart to do a cutting board. Im thinking of a 12” x 16” size. I want to use the Purpleheart with some oak that i have. Where do yal get your purpleheart online and how much do you usually pay? Thanks


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#1 posted 02-05-2010 09:16 PM

I have gone through Rockler
I can’t remember if I ordered purpleheart online or picked it up in the store, when I have ordered others online I have had awesome service.

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 09:30 PM

try bell forest products.. I personaly wouldn’t use oak even though it is a hardwood. It has a open grain. I would use hard maple or Jotba. There are end grain kits through bell forest for 36.75 plus shipping. I have used them for wood. And if you have seen any pod casts from the wood whisper he uses wood from them also..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 02-06-2010 03:28 AM

You don’t mention how thick you need the Purpleheart to be or how much of the board will be made from PH, so after you figure it out , Google Purpleheart dealers in your area. It doesn’t sound like you’ll need enough to justify shipping charges , so you might as well shop locally.

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#4 posted 02-06-2010 06:42 AM

I think this guy down under has a lot.

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#5 posted 02-06-2010 06:05 PM

I mentioned using Oak because i have seen other people on here make cutting boards out of oak . And i have about 400 board ft in a barn. I would like to use it if possible and save me from buying more wood

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 09:38 PM

I am getting ready to buy some walnut from www.sawmillne.com; I noticed their purple heart at $4 per bf.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#7 posted 02-07-2010 12:08 AM

White Oak is good , but Red Oak has very open pores . You don’t say yet if you plan on making an end-grain or flat-grain board and how thick you need the stock to be.

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#8 posted 02-07-2010 05:30 AM

“My Bad”...is that how they say it these days? I had a typo in the above site. It should be: www.sawmillnc.com. Sorry for any trouble.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#9 posted 02-09-2010 02:46 AM

I bought some today at Downs & reader im MA. They have a web site and i “think ” they will sell on line. They have a pallet of shorts 3/4×4 x 4 feet. Cost $4.96 with tax.

-- Mike, Westport MA.

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