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Forum topic by mzimmers posted 08-23-2011 11:32 PM 6645 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2011 11:32 PM

Hi, all –

I’m contemplating a small project that will need a piece of some kind of exotic wood (haven’t decided yet) that is about 1”x6”x12”. My google searches haven’t turned up a single source for wood in this size. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks.

mz

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#1 posted 08-23-2011 11:34 PM

Woodcraft or ebay perhaps.

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#2 posted 08-23-2011 11:36 PM

Woodcraft definately

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 11:40 PM

Maybe I’m going blind or senile, but I couldn’t find anything on Woodcraft in those dimensions. I’ll look again, though.

Thanks.

EDIT: I just realized that I left out a vital bit of information: I need a true 1” thick. 3/4” probably won’t do it.

I’m willing to buy 2”x6”x12” or even a little bigger, if necessary.

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 11:41 PM

Any idea what kind of wood your looking for?

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 11:45 PM

It will help you if you have a species in mind…. Lots of wood on ebay.

http://crafts.shop.ebay.com/Lumber-/84011/i.html?_catref=1&_frs=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m359

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#6 posted 08-23-2011 11:48 PM

Wayne –

I’m making an ashtray holder. I want to stress that it’s NOT an ashtray; it doesn’t have to be burn-proof or anything. I’d like to make it out of a very dark wood, like African blackwood, since I think it’d make a nice contrast with the crystal ashtray I’m putting it in.

Maybe I could get away with 3/4” deep. I’ll have to rout out about 1/2” to hold the ashtray, so that will only leave 1/4” underneath, but that’s probably OK, right?

-- M. Zimmers

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 11:52 PM

on the west side
try here

http://www.cookwoods.com/LumberPageMain.htm

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#8 posted 08-23-2011 11:53 PM

I would guess it would be ok. Most of the blackwood I saw on the net was either knife scales or pen blanks.

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#9 posted 08-24-2011 12:07 AM

The only piece that WoodCraft might have would be in the Turning Blanks (12×12x3-ish).

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#10 posted 08-24-2011 12:24 AM

This also sounds like the sort of project where you could easily get away with laminating the wood, especially if you go for something really dark and rich.

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#11 posted 08-24-2011 12:26 AM

Lis -

Not a bad idea, but lamination is out of my pay grade. I really just need a nice piece of 1×6x12…I’ll keep looking online, I guess. Thanks…

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#12 posted 08-24-2011 12:37 AM

sago90 on e-bay. great seller and great products, just what you want.

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#13 posted 08-24-2011 12:44 AM

Woodklutz: are you sure you spelled that correctly? I couldn’t find a seller with that handle, except someone who was last active years ago.

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#14 posted 08-24-2011 01:02 AM

In that case, you may have luck here: http://www.woodworkerssource.com/lumber.html

I’ve ordered from them a handful of times and was happy. It’s not going to be the cheapest deal around, but I thought I got a fair deal. I’m sure if you called you’d have better luck getting the particular width you want. The stuff I ordered previously from them was a true 4/4, which should be what you need.

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#15 posted 08-24-2011 01:08 AM

Yes i second woodworkerssource. They also sell something they call sample size. Go on their website under hardwood. Its a standard size 1/2’’ X 3’’ X 6’’ because people use that to collect samples for wood identification. It is also pretty good for making little boxes when you want to try some totally exotic wood without buying it by the board food.

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