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Hi Forum. I want to build some solid wood desk clocks and I am looking for slabs of wood other than pine or cedar. The dimensions are approximately 1 3/4"thick by 4 1/2" wide by 6" long or multiples of 6". I also need the same wood in 3/4 by 2 3/4. I know Lee Valley has small blocks of exotic woods, but where in Canada or U.S. could I find wood in the sizes I need without having to by a large quantity. Oldrusty
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Rockler and woodcraft and some others sell slabs
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If you have a Woodcraft near you, they sell culls, cut-offs, and scrap in hardwood and exotic wood by the pound for a flat rate. The local one usually has a BIG box full of them. You might find some very good deals on these for your needs.

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Al, Keith the owner of the Woodworkers Source is a friend of the forums. Keith has some posts in our Wood Species section. He sells a very wide selection of exotic woods. You may be able to get the 12/4 wood thickness or you may have to glue it up. Check out the online store here: Exotic Hardwood Lumber and Wood Supplies | WoodworkersSource.com

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If you are near a Windsor Plywood store they will have a stock of exotics and will be able to order in just about anything you might want. I buy a lot of my exotics online - just google exotic wood and check out some of the stores. It is better if they have pictures of all 4 sides of each board so you know what you are getting but the transportation is expensive. Hearns in Pennsilvania and Rare Woods in Maine have great supplies.
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Al, Keith the owner of the Woodworkers Source is a friend of the forums. Keith has some posts in our Wood Species section. He sells a very wide selection of exotic woods. You may be able to get the 12/4 wood thickness or you may have to glue it up. Check out the online store here: Exotic Hardwood Lumber and Wood Supplies | WoodworkersSource.com

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+1, good vendor, wide selection.
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Canada, guys. Most if not all of the mentioned vendors aren't up here.
Dennis mentions 'Windsor Plywood'...I think they're right across the country up here.
Another route to go is joining a woodworkers group; a lot of really helpful info and guys that'll likely share/sell (some of) their wood supply.
In many cases their domestic hardwood came from private deals; somebody cut down a maple and somebody else cut'r up and milled it.
Up here Maple Birch, Alder, Apple, Cherry, Arbutus and Yellow Cedar (on the West Coast), Chestnut, Walnut and others, should be fairly easily found through the personal contact route, Al.
I really like Birch myself, so don't often venture elsewhere species wise.

I had mentioned a while back, Mohawks 'Radiant ' line of stains....do yourselves a huge favour and try one out! You can make Birch look like Cherry.

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or poplar...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Why would you want to make Birch look like Poplar?

The Poplar up here is green in colour.
(Not my fav colour, although Poplar is lovely to work with...)
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Green???
make the poplar look like cherry...
but why am I telling you this...
I think I just got baited...
jw2170 and oldrusty like this.

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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