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Forum topic by Micahm posted 272 days ago 621 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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If you order exotic or domestic wood online, which sites do you go to? Who has the best deals?

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me. - Tony Konovaloff

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#1 posted 272 days ago

Got wood?

These people supply other vendors, have a look around the site pretty imformative!

-- Bill

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#2 posted 272 days ago

I use the same guys and either you can turn it green or let it dry. I have made alot of stuff from them.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 272 days ago

Try Diamond Tropical Hardwoods at for some wonderful cocobolo (rosewood), teak, yellowheart and several other nice exotic woods. If you are anywhere close to Sellersville, PA where they are located it is well worth a trip there to see the amazing amount of inventory they have. They are also great to deal with and very helpful.


-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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#4 posted 271 days ago
—Eclectic offerings, not terribly expensive
—Great variety with many sales, many ‘clearance’ opportunities
—Cool place for Australian exotics, can be pricey but can also find reasonable deals
—Some neat pieces, expensive
—Go here for Cocobolo…one of my favorites for turning

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#5 posted 271 days ago

Buying wood makes turning expensive. Most of the bowls or hollow forms I make are from long I get for free. I therefore turn things available in my area, but that includes a wide variety and sometimes I get burls or interesting pieces of wood
Good turning

-- Glen

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