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Forum topic by Jeff Terrell posted 88 days ago 444 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jeff Terrell

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88 days ago

Hi all. I’ve just moved to NW Arkansas and am looking for woodworking stores and lumber stores. Anybody got any leads?

Thanks,

Jeff

-- "Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind." F. Scott Fitzgerald


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Jimbo4

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#1 posted 88 days ago

On purpose ? ;o) P.S., I used to live in NE Arkansas – Blytheville. :o(

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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DrDirt

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#2 posted 87 days ago

I know it can be a hike – but there is an outstanding guild in Tulsa.

I would at least contact them, as they will have a good inside track on perhaps a 100 mile radius of that neck of the woods, for sawmills, specialty items etc.

That guild also brings in good speakers, like Michael Fortune, to do talks.

http://www.tulsawoodworkers.org/

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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Jeff Terrell

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#3 posted 87 days ago

SUPER helpful, DrDirt! Thanks so much!

-- "Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind." F. Scott Fitzgerald

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FaTToaD

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#4 posted 87 days ago

NW Arkansas? What a great place! I might be a bit bias as you can tell by my profile picture but there’s so much up there, even more since I left. However, last time I was back there for a bit I did some research on woodworking stores and lumber yards but didn’t have much luck. I even looked in Fort Smith (my hometown) and all I could find was big box stores and 84 lumber.

I figure there’s got to be at least some sawmills and hopefully a good lumber store around there somewhere. You might want to look in the Eureka Springs area as well. Doug Stowe, the famous box maker, works out of there. You might even consider trying to contact him and see if he has any suggestions. Besides, the drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs sure is pretty, especially in the fall.

Good luck! If you do find anything let me know, we usually try to head that way at least once a year. Woo Pig Sooie!

-- David

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 87 days ago

Jeff, I’m in Jenks (Tulsa) and have a sawmill. I really like to saw unusual woods (mimosa, blackjack, etc). Come visit any time.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Bill White

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#6 posted 86 days ago

That’s a great area.
Sure has a lot of Tyson folks there.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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