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rolltopbox

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1618 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: birdseye maple tambour box

I live in S.E. WI and am looking for Birdseye maple for my roll top boxes. I like to work with 5/4, 6/4, and 8/4 lumber in the rough.

Oval Tambour Jewelry Box
Oval Tambour Jewelry Box

-- Bruce http://www.ovaltambour.com


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blackcherry

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#1 posted 1618 days ago

Check out LJ Barlow he located in the UPofMI….http://lumberjocks.com/topics/3197...he has all grade and sale are reasonable,and best of all he’s a great guy…BC

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SwedishIron

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#2 posted 1617 days ago

You should also try contacting Allen at Milwaukee Woodworks

I’ve purchased BEM from both Allen and Barlow.. great guys to deal with.

-- Scott, Colorado

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Timberwerks

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#3 posted 1617 days ago

Hi Bruce

Was there nothing at either Kettle Moraine locations? I like dealing with http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/ for special or hard to find woods in our area.

-- http://djofurnituremaker.wordpress.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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Fireguy

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#4 posted 1617 days ago

You could give Milwaukee woodworks a try.

http://www.milwaukeewoodworks.com/hardwoodlumberinventory.html

-- Alex

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bandman

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#5 posted 1614 days ago

I’d recommend allen at milwaukee woodworks, he has a great selection of
8/4, 6/4 and 4/4 birdseye maple

-- Phil

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WIwoodworker

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#6 posted 1613 days ago

Hi Bruce,

You could always stop by and see what I have or feel free to give me a call. I was at Kettle Moraine a couple of weeks ago and they had some nice 4/4 material. Didn’t see any 8/4. I can also personally recommend Barlow and you can also try Bell Forest Products in Ishpeming, MI. Good luck with your search.

-- Allen, Milwaukee, WI

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CharlesNeil

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#7 posted 1569 days ago

look up bob Kloes Bob@bobkloes.com he is close to you and has some super nice, is also reasonable

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richgreer

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#8 posted 1569 days ago

Some of the best birds eye maple comes from Michigan’s UP. A great supplier in the UP is Bell Forest Products. http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=bellforestproducts

They are my number #1 source for lumber over the internet (or by telephone).

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Triman

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#9 posted 1569 days ago

I also recommend Barlow, here on LJ. The best birdseye I’ve ever seen. And even with shipping, still extremely reasonable.

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca www.spotofwood.com

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Des

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#10 posted 1568 days ago

pretty nice stuff at Bell Forest Products. Need to make 2 more posts just to write Barlow about his BEM!

-- Des

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Garry

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#11 posted 1552 days ago

If you are still in need, I have a couple of hundred feet and may let some of it go. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan like Barlow. Let me know if you need photos.
Garry

-- Garry, Engadine, Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1551 days ago

Here’s one of our members that can help.
http://lumberjocks.com/poroskywood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dark_Lightning

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#13 posted 1551 days ago

A couple of hundred FEET?!? Man, I need to quit going to the wood boutique for my stuff. :^( BEM is like $100 per BF there. OK, I’m exaggerating, but…jeez. I’m more of a Walnut/ Brazilian/Bolivian rosewood and QSO guy, anyway. BTW, that’s some nice boxage you make, there.

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