looking for wood

Discussion in 'Trader's corner' started by ABH, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    Hi, I was wondering if any of you could tell me where could I find high quality wood sheets,of no more than an inch thck (about 2,5cm) and size of about 1m2, im aiming for mahagony, ebony, oak, bloodwood etc I like old, dense hardwoods, if possible for under 20 dollars the sheet, I have tried en ebay allready, but its quite deifficult to find shippings to my location... well thanks for reading!
     
  2. ABH

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    Preferiably 1cm thick
     

  3. zwillie

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    Hi,<br>on the Canary Islands you can find some interesting Wood.<br><br>You got some laurel trees/forests, Pine,...and dragonwood.<br><br>On Tenerife you even got 2000 olive trees!!<br>I would use the domestic material first.<br><br>Zwillie
     
  4. ABH

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    Well thats true, but its dragon and laurel wood good?? There are tons of them heare... I dindt knew... Ans I havent try olive too.. The most famous wood here is called tea, it comes right from te center of canarian pines and its very famous by the hardness and resistence, it is very aromatic, and has a lot of sab, which makes acts like a very thick natural varnish, its also famous by its polishing, here about 100years ago when concrete was quite scarce, local buildings where constructed with this, and. Now a hundred years later you can see buildings in perfect conditions without any varnish or special treatment but still perfect, but this wood can take 500years to grow and. Its scarce, not because of lack of trees, simply because of lack of time
     
  5. ABH

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    I've herd the sab its so sticky, that if you want to take off stuck nails of this wood,yo need a welder!
     
  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    you haven't tried wood from your own area yet!? i would do that first, it's fun and free!
     
  7. zwillie

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    I´m not a fan of boardcuts (cuttet from solid wood).<br>Natural forks are okay.<br>I always use multiplex as core and laminate solid wood on both sides.<br>This looks very cool and it`s safety because the multiplex has no grain direction and doesen`t break (crosswise laminatet).
     
  8. ABH

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">you haven't tried wood from your own area yet!? i would do that first, it's fun and free!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> Of couse I have! I had tried lemon, apple, chestnut, pine,orange and many others!</span>
     
  9. ABH

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    But Im not shure how to laminate correctly natural forks, I have some ideas but how do you do them?
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>ABH wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">you haven't tried wood from your own area yet!? i would do that first, it's fun and free!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> Of couse I have! I had tried lemon, apple, chestnut, pine,orange and many others!</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>oww, okay, great <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"><br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>ABH wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">But Im not shure how to laminate correctly natural forks, I have some ideas but how do you do them?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>natural forks don't need lamination, right?</span>
     
  11. ABH

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    Yes I know it doesnt need it, but I want to try to do a flipinout style lamination, of different woods I know how to laminate flat surface but natural irregular surfaces are more difficult to laminate because it will not fit if its irregular, I was thinking of a quick file work and sanding to solve this but im not sure
     
  12. zwillie

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    First you have to make a flat frame/core from multiplex or from metall.<br>Then you laminate both sides with.... what ever you want.<br>Then you make the final shape.<br><br>Here are some examples for laminated slingshots.<br><br><a href="/t2260-my-new-aluminium-shooter?highlight=alu+shooter">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2260-my-new-aluminium-shooter?highlight=alu+shooter</a><br><br><a href="/t2753-my-first-build-slingshot">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2753-my-first-build-slingshot</a>
     
  13. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Oh, like that, i think he first makes the surface flat and laminates on the flat surface, so yes, file and sand it flat
     
  14. ABH

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    But is there any place where I could find metal sheets and wood sheets?
     
  15. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    I don't know, just check your local shops i would say. And look out for old traffic signs(alluminium) and other scrap
     
  16. ABH

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    ok thanks, any other sugestions??
     
  17. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Yes, look out for broken guitars, my moms had some nice wood in it, i'll keep thinking for you
     
  18. ABH

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    Ok, thankyou