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lateralus819

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319 days ago

I’m looking for a source for figured hardwoods, not necessarily maple. Something to add as an accent piece to a plane I’m making. Thanks.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin


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WhoMe

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#1 posted 319 days ago

It might help if you mention a region, city or some type of location that may be close to you. There are enough LJ’s all over that may be able to suggest a good dealer from experience that may be local to you where you may be able to drive to and physically pick out some wood.
I think there is a website called woodfinder that may be able to id a local dealer for you too.

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lateralus819

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#2 posted 319 days ago

There is a hardwood supplier i use religiously, but the only figured woods they offer is maple. I believe it’s the only one around.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#3 posted 319 days ago

Have you tried Bell Forest Products? I believe they stock some figured lumber and you can actually pick the exact piece.

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#4 posted 319 days ago

What? And give up Curtis?

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lateralus819

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#5 posted 319 days ago

Lmao. I like curtis, but I’m looking for figured woods. There figured maple selection is pretty good. But they only offer it in 4/4 anyways. I wish they’d stock for 8/4 stuff, at least stock 8/4 of all the hardwood they sell, not just some.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#6 posted 319 days ago

But if they stocked what you wanted, then they would sell it. Then they’d have to go through all the trouble of restocking it!

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#7 posted 319 days ago

True. I have no gripes with them really. If the people who saw their lumber also dry it, they should get a different supplier. Almost all the lumber there ends up moving and or twisting. Luckily i can always get around it.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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Don W

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#8 posted 319 days ago

Sorry, you made me chuckle. You just said I have no gripes using their wet twisted lumber. I couldn’t resist. I still stop everytime I go by. They’re about the only game within …... Who knows how many miles!

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#9 posted 319 days ago

https://www.cookwoods.com/

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#10 posted 319 days ago

I don’t think I’ve ever ordered online, but this was saved in my favorites.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/36423

and this

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/28310

and this

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/27494

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UpstateNYdude

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#11 posted 319 days ago

How big a piece are you looking for and what species do you want? I have a bunch of different hardwoods in varying dimensions, and I’m all of maybe 10 minutes from you lol.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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lateralus819

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#12 posted 319 days ago

Thanks nick, but i can get any hardwood i want. I was looking for hardwood with some cool figuring. Checked out that cookwoods. MAN what beautiful lumber they have!

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#13 posted 319 days ago

I have a bunch of curly maple, birdseye, spaulted, I also have a couple cherry burls, and I have a have a big piece of 8/4 spaulted, burled, and curly maple (yes I mean all three in one piece).

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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#14 posted 319 days ago

But out of curiosity where is cookwoods and what are their prices like, I need some more black walnut to finish the rest of my desktop.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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#15 posted 319 days ago

No clue at the location man, check the link wayne provided.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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