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Forum topic by almo247 posted 09-15-2010 03:53 AM 1598 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2010 03:53 AM

Any lumberjocks out there in lower Alabama have a local source for wood blanks and woodworking supplies? I am close to Mobile, AL. Our Woodcraft store closed. Lowes, home depot, and hobby lobby are a joke for wood and woodworking supplies.

-- Alan May

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 06:46 AM

Fellow Alabamian!

I’m from North Alabama. The Pelham WC is the best/closest that I’ve found for me. As for blanks, grab the yellow pages and look up sawmills. I live really close to a couple of sawmills. I’ve had one of them cut a pallet load of 3×3x48 turning blanks for me, very reasonably. They also let anyone load up a pickup truck from their scrap pile—$10 for a pickup truck load. Definitely not the route for fine woodworking, but for small turning projects and general playing around in the shop, it ain’t bad.

-- Hello, my name is Jarrod and I am a woodaholic.

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 05:31 PM

Thanks WJS. There is a sawmill just south of Fairhope that I will try. You are right, woodcraft is a good source for supplies, but shipping costs is getting hard on the wallet. Guess it is too much to ask for hardware stores to carry woodworking supplies. I am into bandsaw boxes and small hardware is not easy to find.

-- Alan May

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#3 posted 09-18-2010 12:26 AM

You can buy domestic and exotic hardwood from Hardwoods of Alabama. They are near the Shelby County airport, exit 234 off I-65 (about 8 miles south of WC in Pelham). They are open weekdays until 5PM and Saturday until noon.

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#4 posted 01-06-2015 02:44 AM

I’m in Central Alabama, West Blocton, and have some Walnut, White Oak, Cedar, Sycamore, etc that I sell. Just a one man operation (probably closer to half a man) so not a huge amount but some nice stuff.

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#5 posted 01-13-2015 12:37 PM

if you’re looking for pen blanks, I have lots available!

ambrosia maple, birdseye maple, bocote, zebrawood, caribbean cherry, katalox, makore, american chestnut, cocobolo, ebiara, goncalo alves, granadillo, jatoba, koa, lacewood, peruvian walnut, purpleheart, redheart, red marblewood, sapele, yellowheart, teak, shedua and I’m soon milling up some mesquite.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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