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Offline ccase39

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Good source for ipe
« on: November 19, 2015, 04:37:39 pm »
Anyone recommend a good source for Ipe? I recently bought a 1 by 6 and love the feel, smell, and weight of it. I have one bow tillered and looking quite nice but I can see a couple of compression fractures. It is the lighter colored stuff and I here the lighter color isn't as strong. It may be because my bamboo is to thick. I got most of it down to 1/8 inch but when I trimmed the boo from around the ipe I noticed a little of it wound up a bit over 1/8. I would also like to find a thinner piece. I see several websites but the prices vary greatly.
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Re: Good source for ipe
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 04:43:34 pm »
There is a fella over on Tradgang that goes by "Tenbrook". he sells ipe/boo slat kits for fair prices, I'm told.
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Re: Good source for ipe
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 09:56:12 am »
Ipe is sold as deck building material, and sometimes if you just snoop around you can find stores that sell "salvaged" wood from demolition jobs.  It's called "Brazilian Walnut" as a trade name as well.  We have a lumber yard that doesn some work demo'ing stuff and they keep some of the wood and sell it again, maybe you guys have something like that around your parts.
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