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Ship Modeling Woods

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Rough Wood:
Buying wood rough means you are getting material that is unsorted, unsurfaced and it may have defects such as cracks, knots or warpage. This material is direct from the source and will be in the form of logs, rough boards or slabs with the tree bark along the edges. If its bulk wood your looking for, contact us.  We will check what we have and get back to you on the size and cost. We can cut down large pieces to a more manageable size if needed.

Resawing:
This service is offered to the model builder working with modeling tools such as a 4 inch tablesaw, small thickness sanders, scroll saws, lathes and drill presses. The material is cut in the form of billets, sheets, blocks or strips. Resawn material is cut for the most part free of defects but some small cracks or knots may show up. The surface of resawn material has the saw marks and it will have to be finish sanded.

Three basic thickness of resawn sheets are offered.

  • 3/32 for finishing to 1/16 and thinner
  • 3/16 for thickness of 3/32 to 1/8
  • 5/16 for thickness from 3/16 to 1/4
  • Any thickness of sheet stock is cut on request.

For the model builder who prefers to do his own resawing and finishing, but does not want to work with large rough stock, small billets, boards and half logs are available. This material is cut as free from defects as material will allow.

Milled Stock:
This material has been thickness sanded to exact size. Example: keel stock 1/4 x 3/16 x 24 or planking material 1/16 x 1/8. Milling is done in inches or millimeters. All milled stock is sold by the linear foot.

Ship Modeling Woods

African Blackwood
Alder
Avodire
Basswood
Beech
Birch
Black Cherry
Bloodwood
Boxwood
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Satinwood
Bubinga
Canarywood
Chakte Kok
Chechin
Cherry
Cocobolo
Desert Ironwood
Ebony
Goncalvo Alves
Granadilo

Holly
Hornbeam
Indian Rosewood
Indonesian Rosewood
Jatoba
Kingwood
Koa
Macassar Ebony
Madrone
Padauk
Paumarfim
Pau Rosa
Purpleheart
Satinwood
Sitka Spruce
Snakewood
Swiss Pear
Sycamore
Tambootie
Tulipwood
Yew
Zircote

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