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Forum topic by slonny posted 06-13-2011 02:29 PM 1061 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2011 02:29 PM

Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and to wood carving. I am currently planning a small carving project to get me started, but I do not know where to get the right wood for the job. I am interested in experimenting with walnut.

Any idea where I could find one in California. I am in Van Nuys, and the closes place to get hardwood is House of Hardwoods. I don’t really know if they will find what I am looking for, and probably if they will it may be a bit costly.

I would be interested in purchasing approximately 15” in diameter and 48” in length log of walnut. Should roughly be around 100lbs based on my calculations.

Thanks for your help everyone.


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#1 posted 06-13-2011 05:57 PM

I don’t feel walnut carves well, personally, but in the greater
Los Angeles area the place to go for the most bang for your
buck in hardwoods is Bohnhoff Lumber in Vernon.

I’ve never seen them selling logs, but I bet they could get
you one.

I think you’ll get the best price buying a log on ebay or from
one of the loggers on the forestry forums.

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#2 posted 06-13-2011 06:34 PM

You might send Ron (TreeBones) a PM. He has a milling operation in Northern Ca and I believe he may have some walnut.

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#3 posted 06-13-2011 07:00 PM

Look in the phone book for ’’Tree service’’...I get 100’s of logs a year from them (most free).

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 11:12 PM

I found an ad while looking for reclaimed building materials that
looks like just the guy to get you a log:

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#5 posted 06-16-2011 12:39 AM

Thanks alot guys. I will consider all the options. I will let you know how it goes.

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#6 posted 06-16-2011 01:24 AM

Slonny I have been trying to get my grips on some logs myself. I live in an area of Northern California thats known for its almonds and walnut orchards. I’m still trying to find some local ranchers that are willing to part with there downed trees.

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