July 21st, 2012, 08:04 AM
Hi i've never used walnut before and i really like it but can't seem to find anywhere locally that supplies it, if anyone here from the uk know a good place please let me know & if you have used it before what should i expect to pay for a body blank and how easy is it to work with?
July 21st, 2012, 03:29 PM
Probably not much help but we have a local lumber yard that keeps all sorts of woods inc Walnut , Maple , Brazil Cedar etc
I have a mate who sells tonewoods principally for classical guitars but he has moved into blanks for electrics. He deals with the lumber yard mentioned.
Shoot him a line and see if he will fix you up. We were talking about walnut a week or so ago but I don't think he has any at the moment. The yard is ten miles away so ....
I have used walnut from the same place , it is properly dried and machines a dream.
This pic does not go it justice but you will get the idea. Thats before it got about 5 coats of danish oil.
July 21st, 2012, 03:37 PM
As a fellow Stokie, I recomend http://www.hymortimber.co.uk/
I've found they're pretty cheap too.
I've bought Ash, Sapelle and Poplar from there (working out @ between £6 to £12 per body).
They stock 'black walnut'
I buy rough sawn boards; they charge something like £50 per order for machining (thicknessing, squaring edges for jointing, etc..) so if you need that doing, it's worth buying more wood.
July 21st, 2012, 08:10 PM
thank you both, especially greasemonkey thats only a few miles away i will pay them a visit, i don't need the machining doing i have all my own tools and thats very cheap compaired to what i have been paying. small world never expected anyone from stoke to be on here.
July 21st, 2012, 08:18 PM
Dunno if this would be useful, or how far from you (it's all down south from here lol):
I used to do a bit of wood turning, and a bunch of us found it economical to travel down and buy from these guys. Certainly at that time they had a wide selection of timbers and were always very helpful.
July 21st, 2012, 08:39 PM
thank you 7171551 looks like they do a nice selection of tropical wood
July 21st, 2012, 08:41 PM
also just found a nice selection of walnut on ebay enough for 8 blanks http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320946341001?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649
July 21st, 2012, 08:57 PM
Great deal there ! Be aware that that will be slow growth and hence will most likety be on the weighty side however at that price who's arguing. There are more than a few ways to hollow out a body.
July 21st, 2012, 09:06 PM
i did think about that and i'm gonna wait to see how heavy it is before i decide what to do with (i'm determind to win it)