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Forum topic by upperfinn posted 07-22-2009 03:36 AM 1109 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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upperfinn

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07-22-2009 03:36 AM

I have been looking for champhor wood, can anyone help me, I wood like a rather large piece, approx.
8 inches x 12 inches x 10 inches. I live in Zephyrhills Florida. I’m stummped on finding any. Thanks to all.

-- UpperFINN


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#1 posted 07-22-2009 04:02 AM

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#2 posted 07-22-2009 04:25 AM

I bought a few pieces of camphor from a home owner in Fl who took out a tree. But nothing of the size you want.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 02:15 PM

Thank-you, I carved a horse-head and three elk a few years ago and used this wood, I liked it , and it turned out very nice. thanks-again.

-- UpperFINN

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#4 posted 07-25-2009 02:02 AM

I ran across some camphor veneer a few years ago and veneered a built-in bar in our game room. I used a four piece book match in the center of two rectangular doors which produced an exquisite pattern. Because the grain is so randomly directional, the resulting pattern is quite unique. Also, it’s really neat to work with because of the smell.

I have been looking for camphor (either solid or veneer) ever since and not once have been able to locate any of it. Last weekend at the AWFS show in Vegas, I ran across a vendor from Taiwan selling large sheets of Chinese Camphor which were outstanding and almost identical to what I had originally used. The only problem is was that it was a direct import program only. I got to talking to one of the people there and they said that they would advise me if they could refer me to a current, domestic customer of the product but that it would be after the show was over and they returned to their offices. I’ll post if I get any information from them.

-- Sierra Madre Sawing & Milling

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#5 posted 07-25-2009 03:55 AM

thanks, I’m really looking for the solid block, I found this one large piece in a wood carving store in Central Florida, Winterhaven or something like that. thanks again.

-- UpperFINN

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#6 posted 07-25-2009 01:46 PM

I know where you can get some… fancy a trip to austrailia?...

these things grow everywhere where I live.
these have actually been declared a weed in some states and the council is bulldozing them and burning them.

a sawmiller that i know has a whole big shed full of camphor laurel turning blanks

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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upperfinn

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#7 posted 07-25-2009 02:01 PM

thanks, I’ll fill up my gas tank on my vehicle and i’ll be right over…......Ha ha, thanks

-- UpperFINN

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#8 posted 07-30-2009 04:20 AM

HI have you tried, woodfinder .com or woodweb.com I also live in fl. try jims hardwood lumber in lakeland.

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#9 posted 07-30-2009 04:27 AM

http://www.gilmerwood.com/boards_camphor_unique.htm

-- "Democracy is by far the worst system of government. Except all the others that have been tried." ~ Winston Churchill

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#10 posted 07-30-2009 08:36 PM

thank-you very much for the info, I am going to Lakeland General to visit a friend this weekend or Monday, I’ll stop in at JIm’s, thanks again.

-- UpperFINN

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#11 posted 07-30-2009 08:49 PM

Man that is some of the prettiest wood I have ever seen!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#12 posted 08-01-2009 02:18 PM

thanks for the info…..

-- UpperFINN

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