Can anyone suggest a uk company that deals in swiss pear wood and boxwood. I
want to scratch build a model ship and use this type of wood. I do not have
a thickness planer so will need the wood to be milled as well
Craft Supplies (www.craft-supplies.co.uk) supply both pear (don't know what
nationality it is, though!) and box. However, they tend to deal with
turners' needs, so they're either in bowl blanks or lengths of 2" x 2", so
you'd need to get then resawn and milled to suit. Any local joiner or
cabinet-maker should be able to do that for you. Where are you at?
As a matter of interest, why do you limit yourself to these woods? I'd have
thought that lime (very fine-grained and mild-to-carve) and holly (very hard
and dense), to name but two, would have answered as well, from a scale grain
viewpoint. Different colours, of course - but that's easily remedied.
On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 01:53:53 +0000 (UTC), "Frank McVey"
Craft Supplies might only _advertise_ turner's needs, but they
actually have a large timberyard and mill. If you talk to them, they
can supply most things in any size you want.
John Boddy is the "classic" source for this sort of timber.
Sadly neither of these two is cheap.
Thanks for your mail. The reason that I am asking for Pear and box wood is,
this seems to be the wood of choice for scratch builders. I am part of a
forum elsewhere and these woods come highly recommended. I reckon that
others with greater knowlege than mine know what s best.
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