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Subject:
Some possible sources
Response To:
Re: KD platter blanks ()

John K Jordan
I plan on going back to Jefferes soon, I'll check. Every time I go I ask about figured maple and I dig through the stock. I've found plenty they considered figured but nothing close to what I was looking for. But they have a huge stock - I always find plenty of other wood! BTW, they will cut a longer board as long as it leaves at least 2' to sell to someone else. They do have a Facebook page, email: cynjeffries@gmail.com

(I kind of hate going to Jeffries since I'm always broke afterwards. On the other hand, it makes me realize at their prices I have a small fortune of wood in my own shop!)

When searching I asked David Marks and he and some of his friends had suggestions which I saved. I've checked with these several times but so far none of them had what I was looking for. Stock constantly changes, of course, so maybe check there. It's time to check again myself.

NorthWoods
https://www.nwfiguredwoods.com/
(800) 556-3106

Hearne Hardwoods
http://hearnehardwoods.com/
888-814-0007

Cook Hardwoods
https://www.facebook.com/cook.woods/?hc_location=ufi
http://www.cookwoods.com/
(877)672-5275

Global Woods
https://www.facebook.com/GlobalWoodSource/?hc_location=ufi
https://www.globalwoodsource.com/
(408) 392-0573

Other figured wood:
http://www.marksmanwood.com/

http://www.macbeath.com/

And, of course, don't forget to check WoodFinder. http://www.woodfinder.com/

Another thing I thought of pursuing was the people who supply blanks for instrument makers. I wonder if they might have wood that was not suitable for violins but would work for a platter blank. I'm also looking for something 2" thick or a little less.

JKJ

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