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21-10-2010, 13:03   #61
 
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is there any good(mainly cheap) stockests of hardwood in the connaught area?
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28-10-2010, 20:58   #62
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Found this crowd while browsing.According to their site they supply to the small user, turners/carvers as well as large volume users. Haven't used them yet.
http://www.irishwoods.com/stockroom/index.htm
I luckily live near them and found them very helpful for my first real home project in a long time; provided me with planed and edged stock as I do not have the facilities myself. Bit pricey, but then it was oak!

For a separate project I currently need 22mm diameter dowel (hardwood preferred for strength); a total of 5m or so. Have a half length from years back but now seem unable to source in usual locations such as local builders' merchants/B&Q. Any thoughts on where I might find some?

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have you ever used a hard wood brush handle as a dowel you can get them in any hardware store think they are 22mm if not you can grind down the edge of a spade bit to suit
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have you ever used a hard wood brush handle as a dowel you can get them in any hardware store think they are 22mm if not you can grind down the edge of a spade bit to suit
Never thought of that dathi. Thanks for the tip. In the end I went with 18mm diameter and seems strong enough.
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I'm looking for some air-dried ash, one inch boards.

I intend to steam-bend it so it needs to be air-dried, not kiln dried.

I'm aware that Lisnavagh sell it, but its a bit of a trek to Carlow from here in County Monaghan.

Any ideas where I could try, maybe somewhere up North?

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I'm looking for some air-dried ash, one inch boards.

I intend to steam-bend it so it needs to be air-dried, not kiln dried.

I'm aware that Lisnavagh sell it, but its a bit of a trek to Carlow from here in County Monaghan.

Any ideas where I could try, maybe somewhere up North?
Found some in LE Haslett just outside Augher in the North.
www.lehaslett.com
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hey boatbuilder. i'm in monaghan too. have started a boat at present too. I cant say enough good things about murdocks in newry. they are always comin in right on timber prices and brilliant delivery service. about twelve euro at present to deliver to carrick.
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hey boatbuilder. i'm in monaghan too. have started a boat at present too. I cant say enough good things about murdocks in newry. they are always comin in right on timber prices and brilliant delivery service. about twelve euro at present to deliver to carrick.
Good stuff... boats are great projects.
I was going to try Murdocks but they wanted me to fill in this massive application form for a credit account (the wood was for work ie school)
Heres some photos of my boat....sadly sold now

http://one.xthost.info/boatbuilder/boat/
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I'm looking for a small block of wood, preferably oak or something similar. It's for a small bowl, that would end up being no more than 10cm in diameter (the opening that is, obviously the wood thickness would leave the final dimensions a bit bigger!)

Ideally it would be about 15-20 square centimeters and about 10cm high. It's easy to take more off and impossible to add more on if it's to small! There is a bigger version of a bowl like this at home that an old family friend made. The thickness of the wall of the bowl is amazing and looks incredible, something I'd like to try and replicate.
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Was up in strahan timbers yesterday and they had quite the supply of hardwood. Got a nice piece of walnut,2''x7''xabout 8' for €25 ish,surprisingly,a piece of mapel,1 inch thick,same lenght was only a quid or so cheaper.

They also had a stack of what he said was native hardwood,including lime,which I've never seen any where before, may be interest to the carvers and turners here.
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any places in dublin north like this?
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Can anybody help?
What is the best timber to use to patch and repair Victorian sash windows?
They are standard 4 pane, painted.
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Anyone know a supplier of good quality lime, preferably in a selection of different cuts? Dublin/Wicklow/Kildare area preferably, since I don't have a car and there are limits to my powers of persuasion over the more mobile family members.
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Probably best to ring around some of the suppliers listed in posts above
Lime wouldn't be a standard timber for most suppliers to carry.
If you are after a smallish piece another way you might be able to get some is through a tree surgeon.
Here's one supplier
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Probably best to ring around some of the suppliers listed in posts above
Lime wouldn't be a standard timber for most suppliers to carry.
If you are after a smallish piece another way you might be able to get some is through a tree surgeon.
Here's one supplier
I should have read up a few posts. The place you mentioned in a previous post in Rathcoole has the lime I'm looking for, and they're convenient to Blessington!
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