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hammer n nails

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hi tomorrow i am travelling down to my sons for a few days from Eastbourne Sussex to Devizes in Wiltshire as i have lots of time on my hands i thought it would be nice to look in at some saw mills on route i have contacted goulden hardwood's but Paul is busy away somewhere so can anyone suggest some sawmills that i may visit don't mind where they are as i can adjust my route to take them in. the woods that i am looking for is oak, walnut, yew , London plane and also silver birch and perhaps some beech as i make wooden signs waney edge is great for me as the signs are rustic and look good with bark on any suggestions guys ....................thanks ......Roger
 

marcros

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Good luck on the London Plane- it seems to be like rocking horse dung at the moment, if you want it quarter sawm. :)
 

Harbo

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There's The Timber Mill in Alresford (Hants) and Wests in Sussex.
Both not too far off the A272?

Rod
 

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I don't have personal experience of either but have heard good things about Vastern Timber at Wootton Bassett - http://www.vastern.co.uk/ - who are definitely a 'proper' sawmill, and Oscar Windebank at Box - http://www.oscarwindebank.co.uk/ who I think are more of a general hardwood importing merchant.

Another thought: the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum sell timber that has had to be trimmed or thinned at the wonderful arboretum - so they have a different sort of mixture of timbers.

Their website http://www.fowa.org.uk/news_and_events/wood_sales says the sales are on the second Saturday and Sunday of each month. I described a visit there in this post from 2010.
 

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WL West have a lot of bits and pieces and cater for trade and hobby.
I use them sometimes but they are about 1.5 hours from me. (near Eastbourne too.)
 

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Vastern have another mill near Calne which is near Devizes .

Ollie
 

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Not sure if the Timber Mill is still there Rod ? When I search for it on google it comes up with one called that in Cornwall, or am I missing it ?

Cheers, Paul
 
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