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07-07-2011 05:36 AM

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I do small projects sometimes with Exotic woods, but the problem is that good wood is hard to find. I like to look at what I am buying. Most of my Exotic wood purchases are from E-bay which has gotten very expensive plus the postage has gotten higher. I don’t usually buy large boards, short boards with nice grain. Just hard to find anyone who will sell short stuff. Thanks in advance for any help you can be. I live in central Pennsylvania.

-Mike

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16


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#1 posted 07-07-2011 06:59 AM

Mike,
Not sure where in PA you live. I’m 25 miles from Gettysburg. Anyway, there is a place just over the Maryland border (about 30 minutes from me) that handles a lot of different stuff. It is called the Hicksville Planing Mill.

Lew

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 07:28 AM

Mike,

Try www.woodfinder.com.

Steve

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#3 posted 07-08-2011 02:36 PM

I did a Google search and found a lot of them listed. I don’t know what area you are in, so I am putting the link to the search page here. I hope this helps you at least get on the right track to finding some nice exotics. Let us know how you do!

Sheila

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#4 posted 07-11-2011 02:36 PM

Griffin Exotic Woods are also a good source for smaller parts

James is a member here as well

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#5 posted 07-11-2011 03:07 PM

Sure can count on the LJ’s people for help. I looked at all the sources you provided, checked out Griffin and bought a board there. Also went to Woodcraft at Harrisburg and from some deals there in wood. So I have spent my wood money for some time. I got Exotic Tulipwood, Olivewood, Tineo, Gabon Ebony, Birdseye maple, Mesquie, Mora,j Osage Orange, and a few others, I felt like a drup addict when looking through all that wood…...

-Mike

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#6 posted 07-11-2011 03:09 PM

Wow! I can’t wait to see what you come up with. It’s always fun to have good stock on hand! We are ALL junkies when it comes to wood, I think. You have lots of company, my friend! :)

Sheila

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#7 posted 07-11-2011 07:07 PM

Hearne Hardwood outside of Philadelphia by a few miles have one of the largest supply of unique and exotic wood.

Our woodworking club is going to take a tour in the foreseeable future. They have offered to take us around.

They have a 6’ bandsaw mill for cutting up the big stuff.

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#8 posted 07-11-2011 07:54 PM

There’s a place in Yardley…. it’s not so much a place as it is a guy that has a bunch of sheds and shipping containers full of exotics. Keep in mind that it’s a cash only operation and aside from helping you cut boards to lenght with his cordless saw, all he does is sell the stuff.

M W Quinn Hardwood Lumber
250 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley, PA 19067
(215) 493-6252 ‎

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