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Forum topic by W77 posted 03-12-2009 09:26 PM 4314 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2009 09:26 PM

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I am new to the area (way north central CA) and am having a hard time finding where is a good place to buy woodworking tools near the redding,ca area. I am willing to drive but don’t want to go all the way to sacramento.

Additionally if anyone knows where to find nice wood in this area I would like to know as well.


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#1 posted 03-12-2009 11:52 PM

W77 Welcome to California! You would think that this state would have everything everywhere but I too have a very hard time buying wood, tools even screws. The UPS and FedEx trucks are here all the time, its about the only way. The wood suppliers that are around here will only deal with those that have a contrctors licence. Good luck in your search.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 03-13-2009 04:56 AM

Kindlingmaker, Hearing that makes me happy to be in NC, what you describe is how it was in NJ. NC has alot of woodworking stores, hardwood stores and sawyers. I feel like I went to heaven when I moved here because I never expected it.

-- -JimmyC...Clayton,NC- "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"

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#3 posted 03-13-2009 06:12 AM

For the tools Sacramento may be the closest but you might check Medford & Grants Pass Oregon. Bonus, there is no sales tax in Oregon so on big purchases it would more than pay for your gas. Also there is a company selling custom hardwoods in that area but I can’t remember the name at the moment. They usually advertise in Fine Woodworking. Next closest place to the north is Roseburg or Eugene. Eugene is the better bet because there is a WoodCrafters store and two hard wood stores there, but that is a 300 mile drive for you.
Hope you like really hot weather. In Redding it starts in April and last until Oct. so air condition your shop.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-31-2010 09:20 AM

Bit late in replying to this, but I would like to know if you find anything since I am in the REdding CA area as well. Western Tools just closed shop and was the only known place to get some quality tools at the time. Well that i know of.

-- - Eric

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#5 posted 12-31-2010 08:55 PM

When I lived in forested Damascus, MD I had to search a bit and drive a bit for a hardwood supplier. Now that I live in a high desert, in west Texas, where there are few trees, there is a wood supplier a mile from me, and more than three woodworking equipment retailers in town. Go figure!

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