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    • December 7, 2017 4:44 PM EST
      • Highland, Maryland
         
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      Jerry Bohlander said:

      Yes I also cut my own, but I have to say Michael's cedar far surpassed the quality of the typical cedar fence boards I find locally and the harder clear cedar at the lumberyard is very expensive

      And he cuts and planes to precision, so pays yer money and takes yer choice

       

      Jerry

       

      Wow, he actually planes the pieces to final surfaces. Can't beat that, Jer.

       

       

    • December 7, 2017 4:47 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:
      Craig Townsend said:

      Cliff,

      If your serious about cutting your own wood, buy a mini table saw. I use mine for just about everything. 

       

      I wonder how much it would be to ship you a dozen or so 6' long redwood from out here on the west coast.

      Hmmm that scales out to about;

       

      Finally got your joke John, haha! 

      I had to use a calculator though... and take one shoe off. But I got it!!

      However, I don't think I'd be able to mail order 5.33' long boards.  

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at December 7, 2017 4:50 PM EST
    • December 7, 2017 4:51 PM EST
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      Cliff:

       

      Are you thinking about Garden Texture?   Given what I see on this site they do not appear to be quite the business that I remember from a couple of years ago.

       

      Mark

    • December 7, 2017 5:04 PM EST
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      Yes!! Thanks Mark, I thought I was going nuts. Yes, that's the company. 

       

      I was wondering if they sell miniature lumber, have to check it out.

       

      Thanks again!

       

      [edit]

       

      Just shot him some questions, I'll post on any answers. His buildings look like he may be using cypress, which would be fine (if it's the species they sell in FL). He's in GA. We'll see.

       

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at December 7, 2017 5:11 PM EST
    • December 7, 2017 7:09 PM EST
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      Cliff Jennings said:

      SPJRR's retirement notice is here.

      http://www.spjrr.com/retire.html

      They say that they'll continue to cut & process orders till stock runs out, which may take a year.

       

       

      As of 9/1/2016, we have decided to retire once existing raw material is gone.  This may take over a year.

      We are past the 1 year point now.......

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      Oh crud!!! I just got around to checking this section of the forum and saw the bad news about NWPL. I've used them for all my scale lumber projects -- trestles, ore bins and head frames. I don't know of any other source for large scale, western red cedar. 

       

       

    • June 1, 2018 11:00 PM EDT
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      I just purchased a good bit of lumber from Northeastern. Some sizes are hard for me to produce with the table saw I have. They have been a good source to rely on for scale lumber.

    • June 4, 2018 3:37 PM EDT
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      Ray Dunakin said:

      Oh crud!!! I just got around to checking this section of the forum and saw the bad news about NWPL. I've used them for all my scale lumber projects -- trestles, ore bins and head frames. I don't know of any other source for large scale, western red cedar. 

       

       Ray,

      Ozark Miniatures has a fair selection of 1:24 and 1:20.3 western red cedar.  Here is the link to their 1:20.3 page:

      http://www.ozarkminiatures.com/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=1238

       

      Bob

       

    • June 4, 2018 7:44 PM EDT
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      I have purchased a lot of Basswood for my builds from this Co:

       

      http://www.balsawoodinc.com

    • June 4, 2018 7:58 PM EDT
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      Basswood doesn't do quite as well outside as ceder does.

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    • June 4, 2018 8:05 PM EDT
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      If you are looking for 1:20.3 scale lumber I have a lot of Mt Albert scale lumber which I can sell at 30% off retail.

       

      Stan

    • June 5, 2018 10:20 AM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      Basswood doesn't do quite as well outside as ceder does.

       

       

      Very true.

      My outdoor structures are cedar and redwood.

      I use basswood for rolling stock builds.

    • June 5, 2018 1:44 PM EDT
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      I did basswood shingles on my Feed and Grain building. That building is actually on my porch, so it doesn't get as wet as a building in my yard would. Nor does it get more than an hour or 2 of direct sun per day. Within the first year I was scraping off the split, cracked and warped shingles.

       

      Yes, they were coated with something to protect them. It was so long ago, I forget what coating was used.

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