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    Default Thin cut 1/8 inch wood

    Guys I know a ton of you are asking me where to get scale stock pre-planed to 1/8 inch for scales...

    I use mostly blocks and rip my own, pretty much I use Bell Forest Products, just because of the shipping costs, and that fact that they have great customer service...

    But for those of you that want 1/8 stock they just added some more exotics to their supply, check it out here..

    Thin Stock Lumber | Exotic Wood, Birdseye Maple, Curly Maple, Tiger Maple

    ps: I have no ties to BFP other than being a customer of theirs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Guys I know a ton of you are asking me where to get scale stock pre-planed to 1/8 inch for scales...

    I use mostly blocks and rip my own, pretty much I use Bell Forest Products, just because of the shipping costs, and that fact that they have great customer service...

    But for those of you that want 1/8 stock they just added some more exotics to their supply, check it out here..

    Thin Stock Lumber | Exotic Wood, Birdseye Maple, Curly Maple, Tiger Maple

    ps: I have no ties to BFP other than being a customer of theirs...
    "Thin stock lumber: What is thin stock lumber? Awhile ago some straight razor restorers approached us and asked for us to produce 1/8" thick birdseye maple and curly maple (tiger maple) material to be used in straight razors."

    I thought that was pretty awesome to put on their site.

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    It's true. The wenge is there at my request even though I have yet to purchase any (which I feel pretty bad about after asking them all about it)

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    I get most of my wood there too. In fact I just ordered a ton!!

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    what do you guys think of Rockler woods, they sell precut too and its cheaper. they only do not have such a big variety.
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    I have looked at the 1/8" wood at Rockler and found it to be OK. What I do is look at bigger pieces of wood. Some of the cull cute they have there that either is to funky looking for furniture making. I figure that the scales I make are really only 6" long and the cull cuts have very interesting figure in it. So, I buy the cull cuts and then rip them into 2 1/2 - 3" wide strips. Then I re-saw them into 5/32" thick pieces and make sure they are bookmatched. Then I double stick tape them together and cut out on a scroll saw. The reason for cutting thm at 5/32 is that the scales needs to be sanded nice and clean and 5/32" is perfect for me. Plus when I purchase a nice thick slab(4/4) the cost is reduced even more.

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    Woodcraft has a pretty good selection as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    what do you guys think of Rockler woods, they sell precut too and its cheaper. they only do not have such a big variety.
    IME rockler wood has been pretty ho-hum. I mean the wood is just kinda plain. I usually rip my own stock that I select for figure etc. but these guys have some good stuff at bellforestproducts.com

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    I agree Glen. I just thought I would share what I have found through trial and error. I have looked at Bell wood and they offer some very nice wood. I have also order wood from Gilmer Lumber from Portland, OR. the have some real nice wood but you will need to cut it yourself.

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    Thats great, thanks Glen

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