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Old 09-05-2005, 10:22 PM
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Hello everybody. I have a woodworking business with three employees located in Laredo, TX about 1 mile from the Mexico border. We do alot of comercial cabinets, millwork and formica work. It is not very aristic. It is more like a challange to do a quality product as fast as possible so I can make a living and pay the employees. I am 45 and have been doing this for about 15 years. I have done a little carving in the past (three doors, a sign and a face). I am interested in carving faces and am looking for a good source for blanks. The size would be abou 4" x9" x 12". Thank you for the reference of woodcarvingbiz.com they saved me about $200 on carving tools. I am a good source if you have furniture or cabinet making questions.

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Old 09-05-2005, 10:44 PM
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Shane - Welcome aboard. I think you will have plenty of input on all your questions. This is a very versitile group to talk to everyone always has plenty of ideas. Ron
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:10 AM
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Welcome Shane nice to have you along make sure you post some of your carvings.
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:41 AM
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Welcome Shane,

Glad to have you join us .
There are quite a few places to get blanks , think it will depend on the wood you want. Once you decide which wood, the next steps will be simple.

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Welcome Shane, it's nice to have you with us! We'll look forward to seeing some photos of your work, when you're ready to share. Callynne
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There are lots of good suppliers out there. One I really like sells on ebay, as well as outright. I've bought from them both ways. They've always treated me great and sold top quality kiln dried wood in a great variety. I've also told them exactly what I needed and they've cut it.
fullcycle is their ebay handle. If you do a search under that, you can contact them directly or bid on what you see. They provide carving wood to Dollywood, Dolly Parton's themepark in Tennessee, where they're located.
Good luck and happy carving!
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Old 09-07-2005, 11:36 AM
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Hi Shane:
Welcome to WCI, looks like folks are taking good care of you. These folks are always helpful with good suggestions and very supportive. We'd love to see some of your work too.

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