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12-08-2014 09:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood suppliers hardwoods maple sicily

Hi Chaps,

I have just moved to Sicily, and would love to chat / meet up with any fellow LumberJocks to discuss the best places to source wood & lumber.

Any importers that ship to Sicily, are also welcome to get in touch, especially American hardwoods.

Thanks chaps

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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#1 posted 12-08-2014 11:30 PM

You are most welcome. The primary requirement is that you send me some great wine, olives, olive oil, bread, .......
Oh crap! I sound like a beggar. So what…...............:)

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#2 posted 12-09-2014 12:02 PM

While I have no info you are requesting I am extremely jealous of your move to Sicily. My paternal grandparents came from Rocca Palumbo, south of Palermo, in the late 1800’s. I spent a wonderful month there traveling all over the island. Layer upon layer of history.
I suggest you explore indigenous woods like olive etc. Local craftsman should also be of help.
Cheers, Bob

-- Member Valley Woodturners Ottawa. Member AAW

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#3 posted 12-09-2014 10:40 PM

Hi Bmezz, small world, I am going to be living about 6 miles from Rocca Palumbo :)

Of course I will be following the local traditions of maintain an open house, Wine, Olives and freshly baked pizza’s to all who drop in.

I am looking, while I sort the new work room out, to start making contacts in the area, but thought it was worth asking, if any LB’s knew of any exporters to Sicily.

Particularly interested in Hard Maple or Beech

Thank again chaps for the kind words

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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#4 posted 04-13-2016 09:06 PM

I would be interested to know if you consider pruning timber from all the plantations / groves produced in the pruning season is of any use for wood turning and other associated high value uses.

There must be a vast quantity of small (larger?) cordwood from prunings and major renewals of groves?

Are there any ways of finding wood turners and other type of user in Sicily?

There is value here to be gathered in by the progressive and modern businesses.

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#5 posted 04-13-2016 09:18 PM

Rockler and Woodcraft ship international, I’m sure others will. It should be somewhere on a suppliers web page. It might scare you when you see what it will cost.

I was in Sicily in the early 90’s, at Sigonella. I wasn’t there long, but it sure is a nice part of the world.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#6 posted 07-28-2017 06:22 PM

Hi everyone! My husband and I will be doing some travelling in Sicily from mid-October to mid-November. Steve is a woodworker/carpenter in training and loves working on all kinds of projects. He was hoping to take a woodworking course or do a mini-apprenticeship while we’re there, but aside from a one-day (very expensive) course from Knowledge Academy in Palermo, I haven’t been able to find anything. Does anyone here know of any learning opportunities, or would any of you be up for a visit from someone who has a fellow love of all things lumber? Thanks so much in advance for your help!

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