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  • Randy
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    I have used BellForest for years for exodic and prime lumber. They are real nice people and will custum cut wood if you need it. they are not always the cheapest but I have never been disapointed in the quality of the wood I have received from them. I agree with Ed about the basswood. Heineke is my choice for basswood.

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  • JerseyGirl
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    Arthur C and Nebraska. Thanks guys. I will definitely try them next order!

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  • Nebraska
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    Originally posted by JerseyGirl View Post

    Hi Ed. Do you know how this wood compares to Heinecke? The Loess Hills Sawmill testimonials mention it is easy to carve. I have some Heinecke wood but some pieces are quite hard. Thanks!
    JG,

    I can’t answer that question.

    Loess Hills is practically a local dealer for me only about 150 miles away. George and his family show up at all the carving shows in the area. In fact when we travel to Illinois to visit the in-laws George meets us in the Cabela’s parking lot on his lunch break to save me shipping.

    So while I can’t say for sure, guessing every piece of basswood I have ever carved came from Loess Hills.

    I can tell you it arrives with milled surfaces suitable for doing glue ups and I have always been pleased with the carvability, consistency and price. The shipping rates are fair.

    http://www.loesshillssawmill.com/
    Last edited by Nebraska; 02-22-2021, 07:39 AM.

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  • Arthur C.
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    Originally posted by JerseyGirl View Post

    Hi Ed. Do you know how this wood compares to Heinecke? The Loess Hills Sawmill testimonials mention it is easy to carve. I have some Heinecke wood but some pieces are quite hard. Thanks!
    JerseyGirl, I bought basswood from Loess about a month ago at $5.50 per board foot, substantially cheaper than I paid at Heinecke. Also bought butternut at the price others were asking for basswood. George, the owner, is easy to work with. The wood is of good quality.

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  • JerseyGirl
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    Originally posted by Nebraska View Post
    Maybe a good source for exotic woods?

    The prices on basswood seems a little high. 4x6x24 $38.00 I’ve been paying $22.00 at Loess Hills Saw Mill and that without the current 10% off sale price. http://www.loesshillssawmill.com/sto...ing_Stock.html
    Hi Ed. Do you know how this wood compares to Heinecke? The Loess Hills Sawmill testimonials mention it is easy to carve. I have some Heinecke wood but some pieces are quite hard. Thanks!

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  • joepaulbutler
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    Thanks for posting, a very good informational site, got it bookmarked

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  • Nebraska
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    Maybe a good source for exotic woods?

    The prices on basswood seems a little high. 4x6x24 $38.00 I’ve been paying $22.00 at Loess Hills Saw Mill and that’s without the current 10% off sale price. http://www.loesshillssawmill.com/sto...ing_Stock.html
    Last edited by Nebraska; 02-22-2021, 08:09 AM.

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  • woodburner807
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    Thanks and the prices seem reasonable. Book marked.

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  • Brian T
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    Great!
    Aspen holds really good detail for wood cuts and wood block printing relief.
    Birch is the hardwood that I reach for. Dishes, spoons, forks, adze tool handles.

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  • Magicman
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    Wood Supplier

    This might be of interest to some of you. This wood supplier has about any kind of wood you might want. They have a chart showing the wood, showing the Janka hardness rating for each type you might be interested in.
    https://www.bellforestproducts.com/exotic-wood/
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