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TheTalkingGrape

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10-02-2013 03:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question resource alder bubinga cocobolo oak purpleheart wenge willow teak padauk mahogany cedar ash zebrawood walnut pine maple cherry basswood scroll saw scrollworking

Hello I am doing quite a lot of work on my scroll saw lately and cant seem to find a good place to find thin solid timber here in Sydney, Australia. I am looking for mostly 1/2” and 1/4” solid wood. Is there any shop or an online shop anywhere in Sydney where I could buy some wood? I have been searching a lot and cant find anything suitable so could you please help?

Thank you
Tim

-- Tim, Sydney Australia, http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTalkingGrape?feature=watch, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tims-Wooden-Wonders/1433591433543077?ref=hl


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 10-02-2013 03:50 AM

There are actually two ways you can get thinner wood, if you can’t find what you are looking for.

(1).......If you have a band saw, you can re-saw wood from thicker material…......!!!!

(2).......If you have a planer, or jointer, you can do the same thing with those…....Band saw it to a little thicker than you need, and plane or joint it down to the thickness you need….........!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 03:54 AM

Rick, I do not have a bandsaw, planer or jointer. So thats a big problem I am facing if I am going to make my own.
But thank you for the reply I appreciate it a lot :D

-- Tim, Sydney Australia, http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTalkingGrape?feature=watch, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tims-Wooden-Wonders/1433591433543077?ref=hl

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 05:27 AM

Tim,

Since you don’t have those tools, and can’t find the wood you need in Australia, you may have to order from the U.S…....There are several good outlets for wood, such as Rockler, Woodworkers Supply, or just about any mail-order wood retailer, and some wholesalers…...Do you get woodworking supply catalogs there.? Just go online, and look up wood suppliers….Hope yopu find what you are looking for….Good luck…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#4 posted 10-02-2013 05:48 AM

Thank you Rick I will try that. Sometimes I wish I lived over there in America, but im happy living down under :D

-- Tim, Sydney Australia, http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTalkingGrape?feature=watch, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tims-Wooden-Wonders/1433591433543077?ref=hl

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Loco

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#5 posted 10-02-2013 10:46 AM

Nonsense ! Get in the phone book and find a cabinet shop or 10. Tell them what you need. You’ve got some insane wood available in Aussieland. Those are the guys who can find it.
” Order from The Empire—”center of the universe”. How about Brazil ?

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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#6 posted 10-02-2013 02:30 PM

I agree with Loco about the wonderful wood available in Australia. There are also quite a few Australian
Lumberjocks on this site such as Degoose, Bob Collins and Sam Shakour iwho might be able to help. Try to
google wood suppliers, sawmills etc. I know you are down under, compared to us, but there has to be a
few wood suppliers. If you can find that nice picture of a 53-54 Corvette, you should be able to find wood.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 10-03-2013 12:09 AM

Tim, there are plenty of wood resources here in Aus. and it is a matter of getting the finger out and doing some searching on the net. Approach local cabinet makers for their off cuts, same with wood suppliers. If you
haven’t got a bandsaw, thicknesser etc join a wood working club that has all the equipment you need to use.
As Gus said look up Aussie LJ’s. Sam is in Sydney, Degroose in Qld and a are nice people who you can approach,
I am in Central Victoria, If you have warehouses in your area you may be able to get shipping pallets (they
usually give them away). Just a matter of looking, wood is every where.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Loco

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#8 posted 10-03-2013 12:38 AM

Red Mallee Burl, Coolibah Burl and Brown Mallee Burl. He bought them before you found them. Get to work !
http://www.dreamburls.com/

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 10-03-2013 01:04 PM

Hi Timothy. I wish I lived there,I’d cut you all you need. You have some the greatest wood in the world there. I’m sure you can find some one to cut it for you and plane it to the thickness you need. I’ll bet one of the local Lumberjocks would be happy to do it for a fellow LJ!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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