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Wenge

by 3020
posted 11-20-2018 03:24 AM


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Woodmaster1

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#1 posted 11-20-2018 05:41 AM

I buy my exotic lumber from one of three places. Two of them are lumber mill outlets and a woodworking store. All of the have similar prices. The farthest is 90 miles the closest is 12 miles.

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Aj2

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#2 posted 11-20-2018 05:46 AM

The Republic of Congo since that’s where the trees grow. That would be the best place. :))

-- Aj

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MyChipCarving

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#3 posted 11-20-2018 12:39 PM

I’ve purchased Wenge from Cook Hardwoods. Boards were good quality and free shipping helped on the cost.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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Jeff

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#4 posted 11-20-2018 01:46 PM

Entirely depends on where you’re located. I buy exotic woods at several outlets in NC. The best for me is West Penn Hardwoods. Was there a few weeks ago and they had lots of Wenge. They ship. But without knowing where you are it’s impossible to recommend. I like Aj2’s response. You’re guaranteed to get it there.

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 11-20-2018 01:52 PM

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SpindleMaker

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#6 posted 11-20-2018 04:31 PM

Bear Creek Lumber in Twisp, Washington. Also online.

-- Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

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pottz

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#7 posted 11-20-2018 05:07 PM



Purchase a set of tweezers at the same time.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1311.R1.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xwenge+l.TRS0&_nkw=wenge+lumber&_sacat=0

- waho6o9


AMEN!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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3020

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#8 posted 11-21-2018 02:35 AM

I live in Alabama. Thanks for the answers so far. I used Bell Forest Products for the maple for my Roubo bench. Anybody bought wenge from them?

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Woodmaster1

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#9 posted 11-21-2018 03:08 AM

Tweezers are a must I got sprinters from carrying it to the car after buying it. I think the minute you touch it splinters appear.

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