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CF-FZG

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Sourcing Red Cedar
« on: June 04, 2011, 01:07:49 AM »

Hi everyone,

I've just spent over an hour searching here, fleabay, and t'internet in general, trying to locate a source of Western Red Cedar in 'model' sizes - ideally 3/32" x 1/2" x 24"/36" long.

Any suggestions - shops etc. very welcome :-))


Thanks,

Mark.
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derekwarner

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Re: Sourcing Red Cedar
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 04:52:13 AM »

 CF-FZG ... a convenient source of 4" wide x 1/2" thick x 1 yard lengths of WRC is random groove cedar panelling from a timber merchant or the like

....the question then is do you have the capacity to rip the lengths into your chosen plank thickness.....?

1. a scroll saw will cut the timber but provide uneven & tapered widths
2. a band saw will provide a more accurate width as long as a width fence is used
3. a power saw could be used
4. a Proxon table saw will provide the best accurate plank cutting solution ... O0....but at a substantial cost  :-))

Just to digress....WRC is a quick growing timber & has rather course grain structure........whereas oak is slow growing & results in a far closer grain structure & is happier being steam bent that WRC ...just a thought  ;D

Oak is also available in 4" wide x 1/2" thick x 1 yard lengths of random groove panelling from a timber merchant or the like

The trick is to find the best timber merchant  :o ........................better to pay a few $ more & get good advice........... O0 Derek



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rmaddock

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Re: Sourcing Red Cedar
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 10:53:25 AM »

Try this chap.
http://www.twigfolly.com/
It's where I got the planks for my Marblehead many, many moons ago.
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CF-FZG

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Re: Sourcing Red Cedar
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 11:20:25 AM »

Try this chap.
http://www.twigfolly.com/
It's where I got the planks for my Marblehead many, many moons ago.

Thanks, looks perfect for what I want :-)) :-))


Mark
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rmaddock

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Re: Sourcing Red Cedar
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 11:39:00 AM »

Thanks, looks perfect for what I want :-)) :-))


Mark

You are most welcome. It's nice to feel useful.  :}
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tassie48

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Re: Sourcing Red Cedar
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 02:12:43 AM »

I visit the local spotlight shops and get timber blinds and cut them up for my models,spotlight is a linen curtain shop worth a look the damaged ones sell real cheap tassie48
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