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Source of Beech timber plank?
« on: January 02, 2014, 04:54:13 PM »
Hi guys, I'm trying to source two sheets of 18mm thick, 24x25cm beach. I'm struggling, I don't want to pay the Earth and everything on ebay seems to be 120-160mm wide, too narrow. I'm not really well up with wood working and would appreciate anyone who could help me source some!

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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 05:01:06 PM »
That's very wide for a single plank, if you could get one that wide it most probably curl up. You'd either need to get some narrow planks and join them up with biscuits and alternate the curve in the grain, or use a veneer ply perhaps. Depends on what it's for?

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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 06:26:16 PM »
This back plate for a clock.

Actually, I think you can see this is made from joined pieces.

Still, need to source something suitable....

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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 06:50:44 PM »
Ahhh I see that's made from small blocks end on end and side to side, you could make it out of 2 or 3 planks joined side to side. With care in matching the colour and grain you'd hardly see it's not a single piece. Even better if you can get a thicker piece split so it's bookmatched, 

Not knowing where you are in the UK I cant say, have a look round for small joinery shops or furniture makers. They could cut you a longer plank/ offcut to join up to the correct width and indeed run it in the thicknesser to get the correct size, you can get a router bit for cutting biscuit slots if you don't have access to a biscuit joiner.

Most small places will do it for a few beers tokens though, I know were I used to work we had loads of offcuts that would be perfect and most went for fire wood..

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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 06:56:50 PM »
Wooden chopping board, many are beech because it's a surplus wood in many places is pieces that can be glued up easily.



That wooden box is actually a skip with hinged front, it's 10' x 5' x 5' and full of beech offcuts from a local furniture factory just down the road.
I get between 1 or 2 of these per week depending on how cold it is for the woodstoves.

Cold day


Went a bit too mad day  :drool:



Eat your heart out Mawson............... :lol:   :poke:

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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 07:44:25 PM »
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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 04:39:06 AM »
Bloody hell john, if I can get that planned down to size that really will do the job!!! Nice one  :mmr:
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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 05:43:27 AM »
Ikea sell beach chopping boards at very good prices. Our last one was about 5 and is around 2 foot square.

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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 05:54:26 AM »
Mentioning Ikea on internet forums is like using the Hitler word in an argument.
Whoever uses it looses   :headbang:

Goodwins law.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law
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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2014, 06:46:28 AM »
That is fantastic, I'd never read about it!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/6408927/Internet-rules-and-laws-the-top-10-from-Godwin-to-Poe.html

I'm more concerned with The Law of Exclamation, I do use a lot of them and I know I shouldn't. I am an enthusiastic sort of guy and feel a few exclamations emphasises the point more!!!!!

Then again, apparently the more !!! You use, the more insane you are. Apparently if you use 5 exclamation points it indicates someone who wears their underpants outside their trousers.

That can't be true!!!!!
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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2014, 09:01:47 AM »
Mentioning Ikea on internet forums is like using the Hitler word in an argument.


That's really funny from someone that uses their real name on an open forum John ...  :doh: :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2014, 09:05:17 AM »
That is fantastic, I'd never read about it!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/6408927/Internet-rules-and-laws-the-top-10-from-Godwin-to-Poe.html

I'm more concerned with The Law of Exclamation, I do use a lot of them and I know I shouldn't. I am an enthusiastic sort of guy and feel a few exclamations emphasises the point more!!!!!

Then again, apparently the more !!! You use, the more insane you are. Apparently if you use 5 exclamation points it indicates someone who wears their underpants outside their trousers.

That can't be true!!!!!

Of course it is Superman !!!!!
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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2014, 09:36:00 AM »
What an insane idea!! Using exclamation marks is a sign of sanity, nothing to do with lieing!!!

I'm not stoppin! Regards, Matthew

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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2014, 03:50:58 PM »
The First rule of course is:

Don't believe anything you see, hear or read on the internet.
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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 07:43:30 AM »
yes, good advice, I heard that 78.2% of all facts stated on the internet are made up anyway!!!!!
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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2014, 11:20:02 AM »
Oh My God, a double whammy.  A statistic read on the internet that we can't believe and five exclamation points in one response.  Surely the end is near.

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Re: Source of Beech timber plank?
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2014, 02:59:37 PM »
Why the exclamation point? Because sometimes a smiley just won't do!  :D