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Old February 26th 06, 01:17 PM posted to rec.crafts.carving
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I'd like to find a piece of wood (fir, spruce
or cedar) about 6 x 14 x 46 to carve. Some
guy in BC quoted $180 USD plus shipping.
That's too much. Anyone know of a cheaper
supplier
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Old February 26th 06, 05:52 PM posted to rec.crafts.carving
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A single piece of wood that big will likely check or crack severely and your
hard effort will be ruined. You would be much better off making a glue-up
from smaller pieces. They're much easier to locate too, although it'll
likely cost you at least 3/4 of that quoted price anyway. That's almost 27
board feet of lumber and fir prices around here are running about $3.75 /
bd. ft. So this would be $100, plus labor for the glue-up. I haven't
priced spruce or cedar lately, but cedar will likely be the most expensive
option.

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Charley

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I'd like to find a piece of wood (fir, spruce
or cedar) about 6 x 14 x 46 to carve. Some
guy in BC quoted $180 USD plus shipping.
That's too much. Anyone know of a cheaper
supplier



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Old March 8th 06, 02:46 PM posted to rec.crafts.carving
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Default wanted big chunk of fir,spruce or cedar

Green (not dry) white cedar runs $1.00 per BF in Maine if that is of any
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I'd like to find a piece of wood (fir, spruce or cedar) about 6 x 14 x 46
to carve. Some guy in BC quoted $180 USD plus shipping. That's too much.
Anyone know of a cheaper supplier



 




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