|Forum topic by gohei82||posted 02-11-2014 09:46 AM||1188 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-11-2014 09:46 AM
Hi! I start this thread because I live in Norway and, althoug I find that to be totally OK, it is a small country with relatively few inhabitants, of which maybe 1% are indulged in woodworking as a hobby/obsession.
This means that it is not only hard to find someone nearby who can, or more importantly have the experience to give advice on your current project, but the extremely small customer base in our country has another irritating consequense: there is very little of woodworking interrest to be bought in our local stores.
If we want wood, we can choose either pine, spruce, or maybe oak if you’re lucky, and That’s about it. If we want a chisel, you can choose between either the cheap type, or the more expencive kind. Both looks and works about the same, but the steel is probably a bit better on the more expensive type, but no one in the store can help you with pointing out the real difference.
So, if you want a good selection, you have to go online, or go out and chop your own wood.
I guess my first question would be: Does anyone here know of a local woodworking store with good selection of quality tools situated in Norway, and where? (I Know WWW Verktøy AS)
And second: Where and how to get a bit more exiting wood, from norwegian or foreign countries.
I write this post in English, I bet Norway isn’t the only small country in the world, and i am open to all input on this. Please respond in english, so that all who like can join in and not feel alienated. :)
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