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    Got wood?

    Where can I get hardwood strips in the UK of various thicknesses measured in inches?

    I want to follow Alan Greene's plans for a calotype film holder, but I live in deepest darkest Wales where model shops are few and far between . His plans are measured in inches (no problem) and he suggests using basswood but any hardwood will do, I suppose.

    Anyone know of a good online store that sells wood strips (from 1/16'' - 1''). I've tried Googling, but thought I'd give you lot a try as well.

    Thanks

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    Sorry for double posting!

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    I would try musical instrument suppliers:


    http://www.touchstonetonewoods.co.uk/

    http://www.luthierssupplies.co.uk/

    For the second one, make sure you have all the dimension details to hand as they will be too busy and unwilling to deal with vagueness!

    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynan View Post
    Sorry for double posting!
    That at least I can help you with!
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    Since you need finished dimensions and not unplaned, I think it might be best to talk to a local mill, carpenter or what to call it that can plane the wood down to your exact requirements.

    /matti

    Quote Originally Posted by cynan View Post
    Where can I get hardwood strips in the UK of various thicknesses measured in inches?

    I want to follow Alan Greene's plans for a calotype film holder, but I live in deepest darkest Wales where model shops are few and far between . His plans are measured in inches (no problem) and he suggests using basswood but any hardwood will do, I suppose.

    Anyone know of a good online store that sells wood strips (from 1/16'' - 1''). I've tried Googling, but thought I'd give you lot a try as well.

    Thanks

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    For anyone in the USA that might want to have this same question answered...

    http://www.hardwoodstore.com
    http://www.kencraftcompany.com

    both are recommended

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    I keep waiting for Blansky's comment on this one.

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    cynan,
    try www.model-dockyard.com
    They list several hardwoods in sheet and strip form, for building model boats, including lime ( called basswood in the U.S.)
    If you google "model boat plans" you will get a few other mail order suppliers as well.
    Good luck
    Alan Clark



 

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