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Old 06-23-2009, 12:27 AM   #1
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Talking Where to get a large variety of hardwood scraps for a project?

Hi everyone!

I have an art show at the place I work in the fall, the emphasis is a series of wood carvings of mule deer skulls, focusing on the different styles of woodworking and the carving process.

Then framing that project will be a trackway of deer hoof prints in as many wood species as I can find; I want to emphasize the HUGE variety in wood species/colors... but I can't afford to buy whole boards of all the species I want to showcase.

All I really need is 3x3 (or even a matching set of 1.5 x 3) pieces of each species.

Where would you recommend finding this wood?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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How thick do you need the wood to be? If you can find a place that supplies wooden gun grip or knife scale blanks they are ususally 3/8 - 1/2 in thick and in lots of different species.

Just a thought, as you can see quite a few on Ebay.
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Another idea is to check with a cabinet maker or a flooring contractor and get cut-offs and discards.

I tried a custom woodworking shop and was told they use their scraps to file the kiln out back where they dry their own wood, so don't be disappointed if you get some rejection.

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Google - keywords - collecting wood species

There are a number of people who collect samples of various kinds of woods as a hobby. If you search, using the keywords above, you should be able to find what you need for your project.

Hope this helps. Good luck with your project. Pix, when you finish, please.
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If your looking for hardwood trim scraps. You can go to Wood Louvers, Door Lite, Door Windows, Manufacturer Of Louvers & Doorlites and on their site you can buy 4#bags of hardwood pieces.Wood Louvers, Door Lite, Door Windows, Manufacturer Of Louvers & Doorlites
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