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Hardwood turning blanks (stoppers)

Hello,

I was wondering what a great online source is for turning blanks, mostly for import/exotic like bloodwood, paduk, purple heart, cocobolo and so on.

Looking for good prices, quality product and good service.

Also, for stoppers what are most people using for blanks? 1.5 x 1.5 OR 2 x 2?

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I use 1.5x1.5 unless I've got a funky piece. Westpenn hardwoods, forgotten woods, amazon hardwoods, your local Woodcraft ate all good sources. Penn State and Craft suppliesUSA ate also decent. Google turning blanks and I'm sure you'll find a few more.

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I like this place...

http://woodbarter.com/

Tons and tons of great wood to explore and can be had for much cheaper than you can buy it somewhere else.

Look up member JMC for your exotics, I'm pretty sure he has some stopper stock.

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I use 1.5x1.5 unless I've got a funky piece. Westpenn hardwoods, forgotten woods, amazon hardwoods, your local Woodcraft ate all good sources. Penn State and Craft suppliesUSA ate also decent. Google turning blanks and I'm sure you'll find a few more.
looks like amazon hardwoods has some attractive prices, have you had good luck with their service/product quality?
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I have some extra 8/4 Jatoba if you are interested in some of that. it is a pretty dense wood but shines up nicely. Send me a PM if you are interested.

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I buy most of my exotics from here. http://www.bigmonklumber.com/
Pete is a great guy.
I use 1 1/2" for my wine stoppers.
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I like this place...

http://woodbarter.com/

Tons and tons of great wood to explore and can be had for much cheaper than you can buy it somewhere else.

Look up member JMC for your exotics, I'm pretty sure he has some stopper stock.
I second all parts of the above post. You will definitely be able to find what you are looking for over at wood barter.
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