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Michael Parrish

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1427 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wood help questin tip

Ok guys I need some help. While I was home on R&R my father-in-law intrduced me to Intarsia. I love it my issue is now that im back at Fort Riley, KS I am haveing a hard time finding a place to get the woods I need for my projects. I tryed to google it but I mostly get blanks, 4×4’s, or stuff thats just too thick for my needs. Thanks for any help.


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paratrooper34

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#1 posted 1427 days ago

Hey Mike, I got a couple of deals on mixed species cutoff selections on Ebay. Paid 10 bucks for a flat rate box of all kinds of stuff that will be perfect for Intarsia. Give it a look, I see that stuff on there all the time.

-- Mike

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ChefHDAN

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#2 posted 1426 days ago

Check these guys out;
http://woodworker.com/c-Wood-specialties/
I’m not seeing it online but in other catalogs of theirs, they have odd lot boxes of various bits and pieces of wood species, they’re FANTASTIC on the phone, so you can give them a call and they might have some stuff for ya.

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sawblade1

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#3 posted 1426 days ago

Try Rockler they have boxes of wood reasonably priced and are located all over the place ;)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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SCOTSMAN

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#4 posted 1426 days ago

Buddy I know a guy here in Glasgow who makes furniture . The offcuts perfect for intarsia projects are given to me freely by the sackfull by him.Anyway why am I telling you this Michael me young chap ? because you will almost certainly live near such a place in your district and do the same.Good Luck from Alistair in Scotland p.s. If you lived near me I would give you free a years supply.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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wseand

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#5 posted 1426 days ago

There is www.woodworkersource.com but they are only in AZ, they can ship. They sell samples, in packs and singles, this might work for you.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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terrilynne

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#6 posted 1424 days ago

Sorry you’re having such a hard time finding wood. If you have access to a band saw or table saw you can rip thick pieces down to what you want. You can buy select pine and cedar, oak and stain the pieces. Be sure to use a fine grit on the final sand and use a prestain.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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