|Forum topic by jesse_jgw||posted 12-17-2013 05:01 PM||959 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
12-17-2013 05:01 PM
Hi all! I’ve been referring to this site for some time now for tips and info and decided I better join.
I’m fairly new to woodworking. I did some back in high school and have done some small stuff with crap tools including remodeling my kitchen and building my own cabinets and finally transformed my small 12’ x 18’ one car garage in to a shop. I trimmed the whole thing in french cleats, so I can hang anything anywhere. I replaced my Skil aluminum table contractors tablesaw with a nice Delta cast iron table Biesmeyer fence tablesaw and have been trying to replace many of my other cheap tools with higher quality more accurate tools.
I’ve since then built an oak gun rack, barnwood wine table, glider swing, barnwood coffee table, 2 oak console tables, some bird and squirrel feeders, a pile of memory plaques for a friend that passed away, and lots of shop fixtures. I’m currently in the process of making 6 end grain cutting boards for Christmas. Which leads me to my question…
Where is the best, affordable place to buy exotic woods? I have a lot of ideas for cutting boards and other projects using purpleheart, padauk, etc… Prices seem to vary a lot online and I haven’t found a local place to get it from. Any help would be greatly appreciated!