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The Business of Furniture Making => Wanted: Looking for hardware, lumber, or other items? Ask here => Topic started by: David Turner on January 16, 2015, 01:26:17 PM

Title: Quarter sawn beech 8/4 & 12/4 thick?
Post by: David Turner on January 16, 2015, 01:26:17 PM
Traditional Plane construction: I have taken the classes, I have the DVD's, I have amassed all the tools, I have constructed the jigs and fixtures, now I need the wood.

Advise as to your source(s).

David Turner
Plymouth, MI.
Title: Re: Quarter sawn beech 8/4 & 12/4 thick?
Post by: kwheiser on January 17, 2015, 09:54:19 PM
You will think this tip is strange but, I would recommend checking your local hardwood yards and or mill-shops for the dunnage they stack packs of lumber on.  These are usually 4 x 4's by about 4ft long.  and if they come from northern domestic mills the material will be mixed hardwoods...I have found beech that was near perfect for plane making. as well as other varieties of specie. 
This is also a great source for bench legs.
Title: Re: Quarter sawn beech 8/4 & 12/4 thick?
Post by: Dan Schwank on March 13, 2016, 02:49:57 PM
I know this is an old post, but if you are still looking for beech, let me know.