Looking for Lacewood for solidbody

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  1. ola_strandberg

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    Hi Ola, I don't know if your looking to see if a member has some Lacewood, but if not you can check with Warmoth (http://www.warmoth.com) I know they have Lacewood available, maybe you can see if they will sell you a piece.

    Seth
     
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    I think that Gilmer has it sometimes. Also, Cook Hardwoods has it often. If not, one of them will probably know where you can find it or they can find it for you. Hope this helps.
     
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    Both the Woodcraft and Rockler stores here in town normally have lacewood in stock. Check to see if one of them has a store near you.
     
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    I have some that I'd be willing to part with. I believe it's a little over a 1/4" thick, bookmatch....just not sure how wide a total bookmatch. I'll try and take some dimensions tomorrow of it....and PM you.
    Also, a great guy to buy wood from is Larry at www.galleryhardwoods.com
    He will plane/thickness/dimension to whatever you need.
    BTW....i REALLY dig your headless guitar design!!!! looks fantastic.
     
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    Thanks for your tips and encouragement. I will follow up on them.

    Note that I was planning a carved top, so the blank will have to be at least an inch thick.
     
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    i would also recommend gilmer, but i did call asking for korina once or twice and they gave me some attitude. They just have a nice selection.
     
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    Yeah... Larry is great, if he answers a phone or returns a message...

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    Ahhh, then what I gots won't work! :jo
    I know I wouldn't want to carve that stuff by hand. Hope you find the piece you're looking for.
    peace


     
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    Must be Culbertson you talked to. Seems like he's doing anyone the biggest favor by asnwering their questions!


    I know there is more than one wood known as lacewood. One from Brazil and one from Australia, that I'm familiar with. I don't know which I've got, but it is porous like oak but lightweight and extremely resonant, as a redwood or cedar. I can't wait to carve this one! Oh yes - by hand.
     
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    And I can't wait that you carve it too!!!:drool:drool:drool
     
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    i actually talked to a woman, she was mean! But i think id still get stuff from them because they have alot of good supply. No one else has half that stuff.
     
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    Ann was mean?????????? I wonder if you might have misinterpreted her mood. I've dealt with her many times and she's a very nice woman.
     
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    Ann is okay with me, too. You may have misinterpreted her rather 'flat' demeanor as arrogance.
     
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    well maybe so, like i said, it was nothing to make me not want to do business with them in the future. Just seemed kinda short with me.
     
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