I need to find a good source for thin boards (about 1/8") for doing
fretwork. The BORGs have decent thin oak boards, but not very wide.
Doing a nice portrait of animal drawing (using a 2/0 spiral blade)
doesn't give the right effect on 1/4" boards .. particularly when you
when to create a relief effect by overlaying them.
Does anyone know where I can find a good source for thin boards of
various wood types ... with decent widths available?
Can you get the effect you want with a door skin (1/8" plywood) or
by applying wide veneer to a 1/8" substrate like masonite?
This gentleman has a list of lumber links on his website:
You might find something there.
Meanwhile, does anyone here know how the real tiny wood pieces
used for modeling are cut and dressed? I see basswood and balsa
and sometimes other woods in hobby stores that are 3/32" thick,
1/2" wide and a foot long. It seems like these would not be cut and
dressed with 'normal' saws, jointers and planers.
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| I need to find a good source for thin boards (about
1/8") for doing
| fretwork. The BORGs have decent thin oak boards, but
not very wide.
| Doing a nice portrait of animal drawing (using a 2/0
| doesn't give the right effect on 1/4" boards ..
particularly when you
| when to create a relief effect by overlaying them.
| Does anyone know where I can find a good source for
thin boards of
| various wood types ... with decent widths available?
I've had great wood and service from Sloan's Woodshop
in Tennessee. Down to 1/8" on the various hardwoods
and down to 1/32" on plywood.
others to try:
Ocooch Hardwoods in Wisconsin
D&D Woodcrafts in Pennsylvania
If you're scrolling, take a look at Scroll Saw
Woodworking & Crafts magazine. (formerly Scroll Saw
Workshop) The articles and the ads are worth looking
No financial interest, just a happy customer.
Both Rockler and Woodcraft list wood of various species in varying
Just last night, David Marks made his own thin wood strips for a veneering
project. He used a band saw and a drum sander. You could substitute a
belt sander for the drum sander.
But, you will need a lot of wood before you would save money by making your
Have you tried baltic birch plywood? It is available in thicknesses
down to about 1/32" and can be stained or dyed very easily. You can
also stack and cut several pieces at once.
For scroll saw questions, check the forums at
<http://www.saw-online.com/ or the mailing list at
Thanks! That's probably a good way to start without spending too much
money. I'll check the other links the other people listed for some
1/8" is probably the thinnest I'd ever need, so maybe this is my best bet.
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