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Lime wood suppliers

Postby Professor Eek » 12 Oct 2006, 11:59

Thinking of embarking on my first carving of puppets - I'm told lime wood is the best material - but where do you get it from?
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Postby Chris » 12 Oct 2006, 13:23

It depends what part of the country you are in. Your local timber yard might be able to help.
Apart from that, you could take a trip to WH Smiths and buy (or browse) a couple of the woodcraft magazines available, dealing with carving, whittling and turning, and I'm sure there must be specialist timber suppliers advertising.
Or why not try the internet?
A Google search would doubtless produce a few hundred leads - be sure you include UK in your search conditions otherwise you'll get a few million leads.
For example with "lime wood source UK" I came up with Associated Timber Services, Grantham, Lincs (www.associatetimber.co.uk) among many others. They might not supply the small quantities you need, but an email to them might get some advice.
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Postby Professor Eek » 13 Oct 2006, 11:26

..er..thanks Chris

It was more a personal recommendation I was looking for - something along the lines of "I use these chaps and they are quite good at getting what you want. This is the information they;ll want from you and these are the rough costs last time I used 'em" type of thing
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Postby James » 13 Oct 2006, 11:51

Try Moss and Co. I know Geoff Felix uses them, and plenty of others. http://www.mosstimber.co.uk

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Postby Professor Eek » 13 Oct 2006, 12:47

Cheers James
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Postby geoff.london » 26 Mar 2007, 14:11

Moss and co were also used by the late John Wright. I have found them to be excellent. Geoff.
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Postby Prof Dan » 26 Mar 2007, 16:30

Nice site. I have found www.greatart.co.uk very good - they sell limewood and other soft wood in convienent blocks and post it to your door!
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Postby Chris » 26 Mar 2007, 18:08

This site is probably very good for paints and brushes - but it is much better to get wood from a specialist timber supplier such as Geoff suggests. Usually hobby shops and art and craft suppliers charge a much higher price as well as only supplying small sizes. Of course it is perfectly possible to glue smaller blocks together to make a larger block from which to carve.
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