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johnkc

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HI all
I had a lot of fun making this one , again left natural and finished with Cynthia's paste wax. Super Crane Truck.jpgTimber's used were southern yellow pine, western red cedar, steamed beech, maple, American black walnut, European cherry, paduk  and European tulip wood as always comments more than welcome.

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Hi johnkc,

AWESOME! Love your mix of woods. We'd love to see more photos of the crane and with you in the photo!
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This is a great model and it has all of the things that a child needs to make play fun with out the bells and whistles. This is a great job and left natural that is really great love the natural finish. The designers for and at Toymakers are doing a find job of designing toys that for fill the wants and needs of kids of all age groups. Don
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Great build and I also love the use of the different woods.
Do you have a special place you like to buy your woods?  
Will be looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

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Hi ken thanks for the comment, I don't have one particular place where I purchase my timber I just get it from whoever has what I need. I am lucky enough to have three good timber merchants with an hours drive, and they are all different one you can buy short lengths (I usually buy the expensive stuff from there i.e. paduk, zebrano, black walnut etc. the second you have to buy the plank usually 2 or 3 metres long by between 200mm and 400mm wide, this is where I like to get the bulk of my timber sweet chestnut, beech, sapele, sycamore etc. the third is the local builders yard who sells a limited variety of hard woods along with the usual softwoods  from here I get southern yellow pine, tulip etc. All the timber I buy is sawn and I mill it to size as I need it I buy sawn as it works out about 1/2 the price of planed and finished. sorry too ramble on but I tend to get carried away when talking about y passion for timber
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You can ramble on as much as you like, because I am envious of what you are able to do, and want to learn as much as possible.

I don't have any good lumber yards close to me, so I think I am going to have to resort to the internet for supplies.

I now just use two sided grade A plywood and MDF which I paint to practice on, but want to get into better woods as my skill set gets better.

Thanks for all the information, and keep on rambling.

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