I am new here
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:29 AM
I been reading for a while lurking here and there, love all your ideas and seeing the awesome baits. I need to ask, does anyone have any wood for sale or trade? I live in Arkansas and I can possibly drive a good ways I really need some bad any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 03 November 2007 - 10:20 AM
Wookie...Welcome to the fascinating, mindboggling, aggravating world of baitmaking for starters. Wood should'nt be too hard to find around your area without having to drive too far........unless you're just wanting to take a drive.???
Balsa, Basswood ,cedar should all be available in your part of the world. Just hunt yourself down a hobby store and pull out the plastic and have at it.
Feel free to use the search system to look up any ??? you may have. If you cant find it there or if something is unclear just ask... there is lots of exceptional talent here more than willing to share a little info with you.
Have fun and welcome again
Posted 03 November 2007 - 12:47 PM
Welcome to the site. You can find some woods like cedar or pine at your local home center. If you want to order online, above is one source for balsa and basswood. There are other sources if you do a search on Google, etc. I found it easier to start out with a hardwood like basswood. You're more prone to make irreversable mistakes on a soft wood like balsa. Basswood is easy to work and its tight even grain sands beautifully.
Posted 03 November 2007 - 09:49 PM
Thanks guys I do not have plastic, but will have to buy in small quanities it"s high here and only comes in 1 x1x 6 inch pieces for 3 bucks, ow thanks I will search and tight lines.
Posted 04 November 2007 - 01:52 AM
I dont know the situation around you but here in the UK hard woods can be sourced from furniture manufacturers who make soft upholstered furniture with frames. They always have offcuts of hard woods which are a real pain for them to dispose of and they are generally only too pleased to unload them onto someone. Look through a local trade directory, there is bound to be someone in your immediate area and give em a call, they can only say yes or no .