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    Default Best exotic wood suppliers

    I am headed from Cleveland down to Wilmington Nc and then to Savanah next week and would like to buy wood along the way. Where are the best suppliers.
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    You won't find much between Wilmington and Savannah.

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    There is an eBay seller, ncwoods, whose location is "Archer Lodge", near Wendell NC - which is a bit east of Raleigh, and on your way to go to Wilmington and the coast from the Raleigh/Durham/Greensboro area. I'm not sure if Gary does direct retail sales, but you might want to contact him in advance of your trip to see if you could stop by and see what he has. All of the wood blanks I've gotten from him over the years have been of good quality. I have no relationship to him other than being a satisfied eBay customer. He has really nice domestic woods and some unusual exotics as well.

    See his eBay Store at: http://stores.ebay.com/NCWood

    The following information is found on his eBay postings:

    Local Pickup is available at our shop located at:

    330B Cecil Rd.
    Wendell, NC 27591

    Please call to let us know you are going to pickup your items.
    The Telephone Number is 919-553-0132


    Hope this helps,

    Rob Wallace
    Rob Wallace

    Ames, Iowa
    President, Ames Area Woodturners
    Member, Board of Directors - American Association of Woodturners - rob@woodturner.org
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    Not sure how exotic their wood is, but I've had good buying experience with the Leigher brothers at Got Wood? which is located in Donalds, SC. Maybe that's near where you're headed. They've got an excellent variety of American woods, and some seem pretty exotic to me living here in the Northern Rockies. www.turningblanks.net
    Dean Center

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    Donalds SC is on the northwestern side of the state. A very long way from where he'll be.

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    Sorry. Everything seems like it ought to be close in your little states.

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    Near Jacksonville/Wilmington is World Timber in Hubert, NC. Website is http://www.worldtimbercorp.com/ I can't recommend them highly enough, especially if you can get there when they aren't busy. They're a wholesaler, but all you've got to do is buy over $200 or $250 and you're in - no sales tax either. They're prices are really good and they're willing to let you pick boards out of stacks (they'll get them out with a forklift for you). I went there with two other guys from one of my club and we each ended up dropping over $700. Just either bring something to haul 8' to 10' boards or a small chain saw. They've both kiln and natural dried planks to over 4" thick. I picked up an 8' x 3" x 12" board of highly figured yellow heart (never seen it anywhere else) along with a whole lot more.
    Walt Bennett
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    If your coming down I-95 through Virginia take a left at Richmond onto I-64 and visit Jim Syvertsen in Chesapeake. His Australian Burls are out of this world!
    Al Kiebert

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    Thanks for all your help...The one in Hubert sounds just right...Ray
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