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Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by OM2, 5 May 2011.

  1. OM2

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    I want to start a mini project: I want to create clocks

    What I want are round pieces of wood
    I'd like these in different finishes
    + having a choice of different woods would be great

    I'm not quite sure where to look or where to go to buy

    Any advice would be great

    Thanks


    OM
     
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    Any timber yard will have stuff in stock, or be able to source it.

    Further down the line, if you want real 'raw wood' - ie, unseasoned, ring a few log merchants. They'll usually have access to timber.
     
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    My local woods ;) ;)
     
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    tree surgeon
     
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    Raw wood = Wood butchers. Loads of em about! ;) :LOL:
     
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    timber yard?
    the only one i can think of is travis perkins!
    somehow, i don't think they're right for me needs

    local woods?
    what happens if i get stopped and get asked why i'm walking around with an axe? :(
    good idea otherwise :p

    tree surgeon?
    do i have to book an appointment? and can i get it free on the nhs?

    butchers? i'm a vegetarian

    hmm.... i'm still wondering where to get the wood from :(
     
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    i told you a tree surgeon they will have loads of it that they cut up and sell for logs
     
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    oh!!
    sorry... i thought u were joking :)
    thanks - i will actually chase that one up - sounds a really good idea - i could have the real mccoy
    thanks

    foxhole: sorry, i can't come to ur local woods now and cut down ur tress. hope u understand
     
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    thats ok the thanks button is in the top right corner
     
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    Council thin tree all the time and leave the wood full of logs.
     
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    aaah...
    thanks
    i think i must be near some woodland as well so will make enquiries

    apologies for not believing u

    i've given u a thank u as well

    i've had great replies - thanks guys
     
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    just remember you need to let the wood season for several months to work out how bad the cracks twist and cupping is going to be

    what is a perfectly flat circle now can turn into a very craggy edged propeller in a few months
     
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    I get some of my wood for wood turning from ebay, search for turning blanks or something similar

    Matt
     
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