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Forum topic by Warren posted 06-04-2009 06:51 PM 5084 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Warren

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06-04-2009 06:51 PM

I am a woodworker in Madrid, Im Enlgish but have lived here for a long time and I am doing more and more woodworking. The more I do, the harder I seem to find it do buy the wood. tools and finishing products I need. I was wondering if any of the Spain based jocks out there might be able to give my some tips!

Thanks

-- Im more succesfull at making sawdust than I am at making furniture


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#1 posted 06-04-2009 07:11 PM

I live here in US but I would suggest to visit rural areas and try to find a mill that can supply you with wood for your needs.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

#2 posted 06-04-2009 08:52 PM

I have no idea about the market in Spain, but you can always do your shopping online! :-)

-- Create with Confidence

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#3 posted 06-05-2009 02:58 AM

We ship to Europe several times per week. Some of our most loyal customers are there.

-- David, Tools4solidsurface.com

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Warren

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#4 posted 06-05-2009 09:41 AM

Thanks for the tips guys. Do rockler ship to Spain?

-- Im more succesfull at making sawdust than I am at making furniture

#5 posted 06-05-2009 02:18 PM

We sure do! :-)

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#6 posted 06-05-2009 03:48 PM

I don’t know about Rockler but Lee Valley does indeed. Caution though because you are going to pay a step fare in custom taxes.

Regarding finding wood… good luck. This is going to be the toughest thing. Sorry to the bubble but you won’t find any lumber mills in rural areas. I suggest you to check the yellow pages. You’ll find some places in the industrial areas around the city but it won’t be easy. Where exactly in Madrid are you anyway? I can try to locate some for you if you tell me.

Regarding the finishing products you can find the basic stuff in places like Leroy Merlin and so but you won’t find anything highly specialized there.

If you want to buy the staple tools like the tablesaw, bandsaw, jointer and the rest I can’t help, I have no clue whatsoever but you probably could write to the manufacturers and get one shipped to you.

Woodworking (as many other things) is definitely not an easy activity in Spain.

Good luck Warren!

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Warren

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#7 posted 06-05-2009 04:18 PM

OK, progress has been made! I have a wood supplier, picked up some very nice Bubinga, Cumaru, Fireland Charry and Ash from a place in Getafe, (south Madrid) now, I have been on the webistes of rockler, lee valley, etc and the problem is that they wont ship the finish product, at least most of them, overseas. So, other than that, I am slowly making progress! Now, a shop to put it all would be nice…..

-- Im more succesfull at making sawdust than I am at making furniture

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#8 posted 06-05-2009 04:24 PM

We do our European orders via phone or e-mail although they are choosing product from our web site.. Once the product needed is filled and weighed, we source several differant delivery methods so as to get the cheapest insured freight cost there is.

A shop by the sea would be nice…think of the view! :)

-- David, Tools4solidsurface.com

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#9 posted 06-05-2009 04:31 PM

Ha, ha! That’s a good one Fedsawdave! Too bad the closest beach to Madrid is 350 miles away. That is exactly the thing they are being teased for, the lack of sea. :oD

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FEDSAWDAVE

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#10 posted 06-05-2009 05:38 PM

Whoooops…..missed the Madrid part. How about a nice canal or pond view?

I love the smell of Spain in the morning !

-- David, Tools4solidsurface.com

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#11 posted 07-01-2010 09:11 PM

hi jock! I´m a spanish woodworker, and I live in madrid. I was been reading a old forum topic that you posted: “Tool & Wood Suppliers in Spain”, and I think that you wasn´t looking for in the good way. Here, there are many hardware shops, and there are many sawmill or places were you can buy wood. for example in San fernando de Henares you can go to buy wood in “maderas Sevilla”. If you want a shop to buy woodworking tools I propose “Comercial pazos” here in madrid they have got all type of wood tools, like veritas, lie nielsen,Stanley, kunz,etc.
There are more shop in Spain that they are expert on woodworking tools.
I hope you already know this places, and if you need help in your search you can write to me and I try to help you.

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#12 posted 07-01-2010 10:56 PM

Hola Rotceh!,

Gracias para este informacion, yo se Commercial Pazos y me taller es muy circa de Maderas Sevilla pero creo que ellos son muy caro, no? Normalamente compro madera de Radisa en Getafe y ya compro la mayoridad del herramientas de Axminster en Inglaterra por que es mucho mas barroto de Commercail Pazos.

Sorry for my terrible Spanish, I try! Its nice to see another woodworker in Madrid though! Hopefully our paths will cross some time.

-- Im more succesfull at making sawdust than I am at making furniture

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