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    8/4 basswood needed

    Anyone recommend a good source for 8/4 basswood. I need to glue up several turning blanks 6"x6"x12". Could substitute poplar since the final turning will be painted or stained with aniline dyes. I don't have much of a source here, so I'm looking for an online source. Any help appreciated.

    Jerry

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    One of my wood sypliers has it but I don't know if they ship. Timber woodworking in Mesa AZ
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    would help jerry if we knew where yu were in your profile??? could be neighbors but am not sure with no city and state
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    I have no idea what a fair price is on it, but woodworkerssource has it listed on their website in 4/4, 8/4, and 16/4 thicknesses.

    http://www.woodworkerssource.com/Basswood.html

    I haven't ordered from them before, but they had good review in finewoodworking I think. They've never struck me as having good prices, but it looks convenient.

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    Rockler has it. Any stores near you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeb Taylor View Post
    I have no idea what a fair price is on it, but woodworkerssource has it listed on their website in 4/4, 8/4, and 16/4 thicknesses.

    http://www.woodworkerssource.com/Basswood.html

    I haven't ordered from them before, but they had good review in finewoodworking I think. They've never struck me as having good prices, but it looks convenient.

    woodworkers source is the highest price in town.
    I been to two of their stores. Tempe and Tucson.
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    I bought some from here:
    http://www.heineckewood.com/index.htm
    It is clear, almost pure white and perfect carving hardness, beautiful stuff.
    Do not expect to be cheap.

    Where are you?
    I have more than a dozen basswood 4"X4" by about 5' long pieces I will give you. Sat outdoors, pure junk IMHO. I wasted my money. But you can have for free.
    For my intended project I switched to maple.
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    Yeah I figured they were high looking at their other wood prices I'm familiar with. They've only ever struck me as being worthwhile if you need small quantities and live a ways from anywhere to buy it.

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    Where you at? I have a couple hundred board feet just sitting around. Could surely part with some of it. Don't want to mess with shipping though.
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    Thanks for posting everyone. I had already checked woodworkers source and they were too high, especially with shipping. It turns out that a small pine furniture shop here in town had some poplar and I got a full 2"x12"x96" slab for $36.00! Just a little over $2.00 b/f. Not bad. Gonna surface and laminate it up tonite!
    Jerry

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