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Forum topic by ElLoboSolo posted 10-06-2014 09:43 AM 821 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ElLoboSolo

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10-06-2014 09:43 AM

Hi. I make signs and gift shop items to donate to the Endangered Wolf Center.

I’m in need of some 1/4” or thinner wood to make Christmas ornaments. If anybody around St. Louis has suggestions, I’d be very grateful.

BTW, I know of Woodcrafter and Rockler, they tend to carry more of the high end wood. Being a retired CPO my budget is a bit tight.

Thanks in advance.


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JAAune

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 06:15 PM

I assume you don’t have a bandsaw, jointer or planer?

Rare Earth Hardwoods in Michigan sells some thin stock but I’m not sure of the species availability. They do website sales I think and are probably less expensive than Rockler.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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ElLoboSolo

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#2 posted 10-06-2014 06:46 PM

Thanks, I’ll check them out. I don’t have much equipment, I’m kind of winging it here.

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runswithscissors

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 07:05 AM

Endangered Wolf Center? Isn’t that just down the road from the Home for Unwed Father Cats?

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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ElLoboSolo

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 11:05 AM



Endangered Wolf Center? Isn t that just down the road from the Home for Unwed Father Cats?

- runswithscissors


http://endangeredwolfcenter.org

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#5 posted 10-07-2014 01:17 PM

A lot of scrollers use Sloans for their thin wood.

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hairy

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#6 posted 10-07-2014 01:23 PM

This is the first place I look to buy wood online. I’ve always been treated right.

http://gvwp.net/category/67-thin-stock-project-lumber.aspx

He’s in Brazil, Indiana.

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ElLoboSolo

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#7 posted 10-07-2014 04:35 PM

Thanks, Hairy. I used to live near there. I know that Brazil is north of Mexico, but only in Indiana. ;)

Kepy, do you have a link to Sloans? TIA.

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ElLoboSolo

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#8 posted 10-07-2014 05:38 PM

Here’s what I do (the sign). I’ve just been doing this for a year or so. Still learning. The EWC logo and lettering is done with 1/4” oak plywood. I use a Dremel Motosaw to rough out the work then go at with some files. I made door name plaques with the same logo pattern and matched the stain palette to the outside logo.

http://ibiblio.org/pha/EWC/Building%20Sign.jpg

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