Custard, who should we google to see examples of furniture made with these timbers?custard":lgik630j said:
Steve Maskery":1m64wjk0 said:J
There is another Midlands provider, Sykes. I went there once for a board of Beluga. It isn't Beluga, but the proper name escapes me at the moment. Something beginning with B. The rotary-cut veneer is called Kevasingo. Someone will tell me what I have forgotten, I'm sure.
If you look at the work of Sebastian Cox or Max Lamb you can see the direction many contemporary makers are taking. Strong environmental message, sustainability to the fore, local and coppiced timbers, ultra clean designs, clear flat finishes, pale timbers emphasised with white tinted finishes; these are all design cues that I suspect we'll be seeing much more frequently in the futuremarcros":28bazqdn said:Custard, who should we google to see examples of furniture made with these timbers?custard":28bazqdn said:
PM sent...MattRoberts":2lu14o97 said:Bodgers, I have a bunch of 'mini slabs' (resawn thick branches) of what I believe is hornbeam - you're welcome to a bunch of it if you'd like?
Bodgers":bt1qejxm said:Custard, do you have any experience of Hornbeam - in both working with it and finding it?
It is native to the UK but I have only found one timber yard that lists it on their price list, but they never seem to have any stock.
I have an ECE plane and some tool handles made with it and it seems to have a real nice creamy tone and obviously it is pretty tough. Was thinking of making some replacement handles and odds and ends out of it...
Looks like there are a few firewood dealers selling some!
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+1Sawdust=manglitter":23gy78vr said:I think it would be very beneficial to many if there was a sticky similar to "The List" of online tool sites, but for timber yards or good sources of timber which was sorted by region and stated things like what kind of timbers stocked, choose the timbers yourself or not, online order etc??
Haha! There's a lot of Scots (probably quite a few English too) tgat would relish the prospect of feediding your bandsaw with some Sturgeon.Steve Maskery":n1do0h7e said:Just my 2p.
Custard is SE-based. For us Midlanders, Whitmore's near Hinkley is the place to go for a wide range of good quality timber, like ABW and AC. You have to book an appointment if you want to select your own boards, and you will pay a premium for that service, because someone has to stand over you, move boards for you and wait for you to say yay or nay, but you will get top quality material to work with.
There is another Midlands provider, Sykes. I went there once for a board of Beluga. It isn't Beluga, but the proper name escapes me at the moment. Something beginning with B. The rotary-cut veneer is called Kevasingo. Someone will tell me what I have forgotten, I'm sure. The going rate was £60 a cube at the time, they charged me £90 because I was buying just one (fairly large, IMO) board. I didn't like that, not been back.