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    Wood suppliers?

    What kind of wood do you use for camera building? Where do you buy camera grade wood?
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    Re: Wood suppliers?

    Try musical instrument materials suppliers and boatyards.


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    Re: Wood suppliers?

    Try Woodcraft or Rockler if they are in your area.

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    Re: Wood suppliers?

    Check if there's a mill local to your area.
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    Re: Wood suppliers?

    A source local to me which also sells online. MacBeath Hardwood, http://macbeath.com/

    Don't build cameras except for a bamboo pinhole made from scavenged bamboo plywood, but if I did build a view camera I'd probably choose cherry.

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    Re: Wood suppliers?

    I'm not joking but I heard that Deardorf used to buy old pianoes at auctions and use the mahogany for cameras. It would certainly have been well seasoned.
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    "I am torn! I am processing a love for both princesses and pranking!" - N.E.P.T.R.

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    Re: Wood suppliers?

    I make exotic wood pool cues and have been buying lumber from this gentleman for about 30 years.. http://exoticwoods.com/home.php

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    Re: Wood suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Watkins View Post
    I'm not joking but I heard that Deardorf used to buy old pianoes at auctions and use the mahogany for cameras. It would certainly have been well seasoned.
    Pete.
    If I needed that much, it's a great idea. A lot of old pianos here can be had for the bother of moving them. As it is, I scavenge smaller bits from Salvation Army thrift stores. One man's beat-up mahogany end table is another man's 4x10 back.

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    Re: Wood suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody_S View Post
    If I needed that much, it's a great idea.
    Maybe not. Most pianos are veneered. There really isn't much mahogany on a mahogany piano.

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