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Old 12-10-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Type of wood used in Germany

Hi, I have just returned from Berlin visiting the Christmas markets, many of them sold wooden ornaments wich are cut on scroll saws, snow flakes and many other patterns. Does anyone know the name of the wood used as I was hoping to buy some of it in the UK.

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The things I used to get from my relatives was made from linden which I think is in the bass wood family.
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Hi Rolf

Thanks for this, I will do some searching in the UK for some.

Thanks again Derek
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Hi Derek, In one of my notebooks it says Linden [Germany] is the same used for Basswood in the US, while in UK it is called Lime or Limewood. Magic
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Here in Germany several types are used.
Fir, Spruce soft
Linden, mostly for carving
Beech hard
Ash hard
Alder medium
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Thanks to all that replied. I Have now found out that you can buy Lime or Limewood ply from our model shops that would be used to build model aircraft because it is light in weight. Off to the model shops. Thanks again, Derek.
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