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Old 12-29-2008, 10:13 AM
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Where do you get your wood for your carvings.? do you purchase on-line or do you have a local place. Thanks, Forrest Skidmore
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im fortunate to have a couple of local places-- one is woodcraft shops-- a national chain and the other is a local carving shop-- but many buy from dale heinecke -- Heinecke Wood Products -- my experience with dale is superb-- and i know that feeling will be supported by many others. im sure you will hear from carvers in the SE with some local sources
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I have a little bit of both. There is a wood shop in town that carries some small pieces of domestic woods but I find the wood I order online is of a better quality. I've also been known to buy whittling blocks when I go to Michael's Craft Store in Ottawa.
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online is of a better quality. I've also been known to buy whittling blocks when I go to Michael's Craft Store in Ottawa.
the only bad thing about Michaels craft Store is.........a piece of wood costing you + or - $7.00 at Heineche's wood ....will cost you $35.00 AT MICHAELS
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Heineche for me. Love the place. Great service and great wood!
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Hearne's Hardwoods in Oxford, PA. I am only about 80 miles away in MD so it is a nice day trip but you can order great stuff from the website. While you may pay more, everything is dried and he has over 100 wood species in stock!
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Sometimes out of the woodshed.
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Yep Heinecke is excellent....Brian on here sells some good basswood as well.....
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Heinecke Wood Products for me. I've even ordered some through the mail. They have great wood and fast service.

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I get all my walking stick stock and basswood locally but have ran up to Slim's Woodshed in Harmony MN. for butternut and to take a class. Slim is a good fellow to do business with and a fun teacher.

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