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  1. Playloudd308

    Playloudd308 Supporting Member

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    Im making a head box for a trainwreck clone. Im probably going to go with bubinga but i was wanting some tiger maple and couldnt find a piece big enough anyone know any nice exotic wood supply stores around north carolina? Or any good places online where i can find a piece around 10 inches wide and over 6 ft?
     
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    I know a guy who can hook you up man,

    Exotic woods carpenter here in Charlotte named Doug Mackenzie.

    I'll get you his contacts.

    -Jon
     
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    i have heard of him before, or at least his name sound familiar. If you could pm me any info about him that would be great.
     
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    this is what im looking for
     
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    Can you make me a head box or two?
     
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    i could but i would want to do one of my own first to see how it comes out. I have built boxes with other dimensions/joints but none with the rout for the face plate.
     
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    Playloud, I replied to your thread asking this same question over on the TW forum.
    One thing I have to ask is what kind of experience you have in woodworking?
    If this is your first time building a cabinet it is a mistake using nice wood for your first project. The cost for wood alone will run between $150 and $200 for enough flame maple to do what you want.
    What kind of woodworking tools do you have access to?
     
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    my dad is a contractor and knows a master woodworker named red jones and he said he would help me build it but i have built a few cabs with dovetails, nothing big but i did them by myself. I would REALLY not want to do the headcab by myself so im going to get him to help me. I would be very stupid to try this with as much exeperience i have.


    about the wood though

    I just cant seem to find a piece big enough. I found some nice african makore on ebay that i might go for but i would rather have something with a nice flame
     
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    thanks!! ill look into that. I also found cook wood to have some nice stuff. He said he has a piece big enough about 30 in too long actually but its only 107 and has a nice figure for about 60% of it. I can just use the nice figure for the top and sides.
     
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