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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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Micahm

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272 days ago

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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Wildwood

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#1 posted 272 days ago

Got wood?
http://www.turningblanks.net/servlet/StoreFront

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

-- Bill

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Arlin Eastman

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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.

Arlin

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

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Ron Ford

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#3 posted 272 days ago

Try Diamond Tropical Hardwoods at http://www.diamondtropicalhardwoods.com 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.

Ron

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

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ScrubPlane

187 posts in 801 days


#4 posted 271 days ago

http://www.woodturningblanks4u.com/
http://www.exoticlumberinc.com/index.php
http://www.exoticwoodsusa.com/
—Eclectic offerings, not terribly expensive
http://www.nwfiguredwoods.com/
https://www.cookwoods.com/
—Great variety with many sales, many ‘clearance’ opportunities
http://www.australianburls.com/
—Cool place for Australian exotics, can be pricey but can also find reasonable deals
https://www.gilmerwood.com/index.php
—Some neat pieces, expensive
http://www.anexotichardwood.com/index.html
http://www.diamondtropicalhardwoods.com/
—Go here for Cocobolo…one of my favorites for turning
http://www.turningblanks.net/servlet/StoreFront

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Glen Peterson

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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

-- Glen

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