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Cometoz

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Since Masters  have now closed up shop in Oz, the supply of Poplar has all but disappeared since they were the only company that seemed to import it through their US partner, Lowes.

Great to work with as it held a great  edge from the scroll-saw and a light finish set it off well.
As you would recognize, these are Woodimals from the Jim Sweet plans on line. Even now the g/kids still get them out to play with. The parts are slightly off-set in some cases to show the cuts.

Enjoy!! Tony Panther.jpg  Elephant.jpg  Dolphins.jpg   

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Looks absolutely brilliant [thumb]
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These are very nicely done, I'd like to ask what the thickness of the wood would be and what type of scrollsaw blade would be used for cuts to achieve such nice results?
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Beautiful.
Cometoz

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Thanks for the compliments guys ... from memory it would have been a Flying Dutchman reverse tooth - probably a #5 ... not sure.

The timber was 18mm poplar and a joy to work with!! Wish I had a continuing supply

Tony
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These are nice.  Sorry you are losing your poplar supply, it is my favorite for toys. 
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Nice work Tony. 
I only discovered the Masters supply of Poplar when I went out there one day during their closing down sale. I bought a few sticks to try and then went back out and bought the rest at a heavily discounted price. Unfortunately there wasn't much left at the time. 
It is really nice to work with.

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Nice work, like um. [thumb]
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Don't know where you located but Lowes here in North Carolina has poplar as well as woodcraft. Your projects are really nice. My grand kids would like them. Guess I better get to work. LOL
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Hey Tony, fellow Aussie here. Did you ever find another supplier for poplar?
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Hey Tony, fellow Aussie here. Did you ever find another supplier for poplar?
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Now that Masters have disappeared - (they were a combination of Woolworths and Lowes USA in Austraia) there is no real continuum of supply. Jelutong is a possible alternative but I am yet to try it - maybe over the Christmas break. Its available in a good variety of sizes - I'm interested in some about 300 x 50mm (12"x 2") - I have a job in mind that i need the timber colour for. I'll let you know. Did try some silver ash and it worked out well but again there was no continuity of supply.
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Thanks for your info Tony.
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I just saw that the pieces are also letters that spell what the animal is...fantastic!
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I thought I had posted here but obviously not so anyway here is my reply.

The animals are just great not only fun but educational for the kids well done

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