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Forum topic by ArtPick posted 05-04-2017 12:09 PM 625 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ArtPick

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05-04-2017 12:09 PM

This is my first post here on LJ
I just had a shop built last Sep. 24×30 and love it and I have been buying my tools for the shop.
I live south of Oklahoman city,(South West of Norman) I was wondering where other south OKC woodworkers buy your tools, wood… at? I just got a lathe (Nova 1624 II and Rikon 14 10-326) from woodcraft in OKC. There has to be something closer. I could and do shop on the net but I like seeing what I am getting and Wood turning is new for me so I like talking to someone before I buy.
So where do you shop?


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okcwoodteach

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#1 posted 05-12-2017 01:48 PM

ArtPick, I live in south OKC and I’m a retired OKC Industrial Arts and Vo-Tech Instructor. The last 23 years I spent as Supervisor in the OKCPS school system purchasing equipment and supplies for the programs. i purchased a lot of equipment from Whitton’s Supply on Reno. They handle good quality equipment. Also, from Steve’s Wholesale.

We used to purchase wood from Paxton’s on S. Agnew but they have changed names and owners and I don’t about the new ownership. I buy personally from Phoenix Hardwoods 1001 NW 85th St. North of Wilshire on Classen.

You might check with Blanchard Building Center in Blanchard for lumber. They will be closer to you than Phoenix.

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ArtPick

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#2 posted 05-13-2017 12:02 AM

Thanks okcwoodteach I need to check out Whitton’s Supply and Phoenix Hardwoods. Okc Paxton’s is now Yukon Exotic Lumber and I have used them. Still a bit of a drive lol.

For now I work at Tinker but it looks like I will be retiring at the end of the year with about 32.5 years.
Trying to get all my tools I will need before then. I just got a lathe and love it

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Wildwood

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#3 posted 05-14-2017 12:27 PM

Other than having two lathes, not sure what we can help you with. If any of these turning clubs near you might ask about attending next meeting as a quest.

http://www.woodturner.org/search/newsearch.asp

Welcome to the forum!

-- Bill

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Wildwood

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#4 posted 05-15-2017 12:01 PM

Sorry for the bum scoop! Guess AAW site has changed if go to this page enter State & zip will list closest club in your area. You may have a turning club or members of a club pretty close to you.

http://www.woodturner.org/search/custom.asp?id=1509

Have no idea if this club is close to you or not. http://www.okwoodturners.net/

Good luck with it.

-- Bill

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PhillipRCW

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#5 posted 05-15-2017 04:35 PM

Art, there is a sawmill in Asher that is fantastic for all kinds of lumber at a really good price. Worth the drive. As far as tools and equipment, there aren’t a ton of places. Whitton is in downtown OKC and then woodcraft. I wish there was more. I’ve become an Avid Amazon shopper myself. I’m off SW 149th and Santa Fe, I wish I had enough room for a big shop like yours. What equipment are you looking to purchase? I’m just getting into woodturning also. Just a cheap harbor freight lathe and making my own carbide turning tools to start.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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mudflap4869

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#6 posted 05-15-2017 07:06 PM

WOOD TURNING IS ADDICTIVE! And there is no known cure. We presently have 4 lathes, and I have been lusting after another. We get most of our wood from a LJ in Jenks who owns a wood miser sawmill. There is also several piles of logs on our lots across the road from the shop. My wife is supposed to go and harvest a cherry tree that her friend lost during a recent storm. I went and looked at it the other day and it is beautiful wood. Approx 20 inches at the butt.
Look up firewood suppliers, they will be glad to help you with wood. Grab a chainsaw and harvest downed trees.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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ArtPick

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#7 posted 05-16-2017 01:03 AM

Hay neighbor PhillipRCW I am just about 15 miles south of you.
Sawmill in Asher that might be a fun trip. My son does the amazon shopping.
I just like seeing and touching before I buy lol

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ArtPick

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#8 posted 05-16-2017 10:18 PM

mudflap4869 yes turning is vary addictive. Hard to get anything done around here with me at the lathe all the time.

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