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    Desperatly seeking Lime!

    Thanks everyone for all the suggestions, a few there I haven't tried. For the record, Sykes are the only ones who have bothered to respond. To expensive though when machining and delivery added on. Shame about Boddys too! Now considering getting it sawn only and machining it localy, or even...
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    Desperatly seeking Lime!

    I have spent the last week, and much phone credit, looking for some Lime. I have also emailed about five online suppliers with little result. Two got back asking about quantity and have not replied since. Can anyone recomend a suplier of lime who would do a small order, par and deliver. Pref...
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    Paint that doesn't bleed in the wood?

    Echo CHJ above. To stop colours bleeding into each other reseal after each colour.
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    Hello from N Yorks

    I haven't carved poplar but searching for it led me to Sykes Timber who also have both lime and yellow pine. :) Thanks for the interesting list Digit but plain old vulgaris has always been good enough for a commoner like me. ;) I can vouch for the smouldering! I once had to router loads of...
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    Mirror frame construction

    Thanks for all your thoughts. I will go for a rebated back and reduce the mirror rebate to minimum. I will also do a couple of tests with offcuts to decide on staining the rebate or not. I like the idea of finnishing to match the face. The reflection should blend in better. That safety...
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    Mirror frame construction

    I am planning to make a couple of large mirror frames. I have made some in the past but was unhappy about a couple of things. I would be very grateful if anyone would share their own ideas or experience. Especialy anyone with knowlage of traditional methods and materials. I like to use...
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    Hello from N Yorks

    Thanks Lons. Boddys were my first choice as I used to get some nice lime from them. Spoke to them on the phone though and they no longer stock it! I was very suprised. They do stock basswood though. I thought that was just the USA name for Lime but apparently not. I am also after Sugar...
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    Hello from N Yorks

    Hello. I am returning to woodcarving after quite a break. I used to be a self employed woodcarver but due to health issues I have hardly done any for 15 or so years. Current unemployment has encouraged me to get the tools out again. I may not be able to do a full days work in oak like I used...
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