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i looked on ebay for mdf and saw this 24x24 half inch thick mdf 1 for $30 or 3 for $54

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-12mm-X-...3LadNnc1anRWmw


i dont know if that is a good price, i was not able to find 24x36 mdf, now that i think of it it might be better if i got all 12x12 or a combination of 12x24 and 12x12 since my cutting area is 24x36, i guess it is not a big deal if the mdf is not 1 piece, i dont have a machine yet and i dont even know how the mdf spoilboard stays on the cutting area without moving

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-12mm-X-...6PALIlMzq1nclA

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-12mm-X-...JEj8su9RcrgrRw


where can i buy wood to make signs or do 3d carving?

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is there a better place to buy wood ?
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Ebay? For wood? Are you for real? Where do you live, New York City?

Go to any Lowes, Home Depot, builder supply store, lumberyard, etc. They all sell MDF, wood in boards, etc. Some will cut to order, some not. My local lumberyard only sells full-size sheets. Lowes and Homedepot will cut to order. Besides being less expensive than I bet eBay would be, you get to see what you are buying.

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You should have virtually unlimited sources not far from you in Houston, Clay. From hardwood suppliers to box stores to sawmills...

Like Theo said, MDF is available from any HD or Lowe's. Which woods do you want to be carving on for your 3D and signs? Maple, Pine, Cherry, Walnut, exotics...? All are easily found in Houston. Know anyone at a cabinet shop? See if they have Maple or other hardwood scraps to give you.

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Hey, Clay; be warned...MDF is notorious for creating humongous amounts of sawDUST, and really unhealthy sawdust at that. You should take the dust issue really seriously. ANY precautions are better than breathing that stuff.
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If you don't have sawdust collection, see if you can cut it outside. Wear a dust mask! 3M makes a simple one with a valve. Wear it long after you finish the cutting, the sawdust will hang in the air. The stuff you can't see is the most harmful.

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Ebay? For wood? Are you for real? Where do you live, New York City?

Go to any Lowes, Home Depot, builder supply store, lumberyard, etc. They all sell MDF, wood in boards, etc. Some will cut to order, some not. My local lumberyard only sells full-size sheets. Lowes and Homedepot will cut to order. Besides being less expensive than I bet eBay would be, you get to see what you are buying.
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I have gotten some very good deals on thin hardwood bundles from ebay for scrolling. While not my first stop when buying project lumber, there are reasons to check there every so often.
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I've bought exotic wood and guitar sets off eBay for far less than I can find from many other sources. You just have to know what you're looking for and be patient. It's rarely the place to buy if you're in a hurry unless the 'Buy it now' price is really good.

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I have gotten some very good deals on thin hardwood bundles from ebay for scrolling. While not my first stop when buying project lumber, there are reasons to check there every so often.
Yeah, actually I knew that, but it just was overwhelmed by the idea of Ebay for MDF. And on eBay you had best check the shipping price before you bid, I think a lot of those guys make their profit off of shipping cost. If you look in the back of WoodenBoat you can find sellers of various woods, including exotics. I'm waiting for when I get room to build my luxury yacht before I buy any.
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i looked on ebay for mdf and saw this 24x24 half inch thick mdf 1 for $30 or 3 for $54

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-12mm-X-...3LadNnc1anRWmw


i dont know if that is a good price, i was not able to find 24x36 mdf, now that i think of it it might be better if i got all 12x12 or a combination of 12x24 and 12x12 since my cutting area is 24x36, i guess it is not a big deal if the mdf is not 1 piece, i dont have a machine yet and i dont even know how the mdf spoilboard stays on the cutting area without moving

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-12mm-X-...6PALIlMzq1nclA

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-12mm-X-...JEj8su9RcrgrRw


where can i buy wood to make signs or do 3d carving?

i looked on ebay Art & Craft SuppliesHome Arts & CraftsWoodworking Tools & SuppliesWood & Woodworking Project Materials

is there a better place to buy wood ?

For years, I have been using Clark's Hardwood in the Heights. They have anything you could ask for.

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4 x 8 sheet of 3/4" MDF at Home Depot in my neck of the woods is $22.50. The funny thing is the 1/2" thick sheet is $2 more....

I can go down to Wurth lumber and get thicknesses up to 1-1/2" MDF, but I can't imagine carrying a sheet of that around! https://www.wurthwoodgroup.com/plywood-lumber/mdf/ I usually am grabbing 1/4 or 3/8 down there for templates or kids projects.

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