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Local Saw mill or lumber

Postby kawasaki_kx100 » Jan 2nd, 2013, 10:46 pm

Hello, I was just wondering if anyone had, or knew of someone with a sawmill that has wood and could cut it for pretty cheap. I'm looking for a cheaper source of local lumber for guitar building, because the stuff at Home Depot and lowes is either expensive or quite bad wood. Or if you have any lumber such as exotic wood im totally game for that too! Oh.. and anyone else here build guitars? I've been looking for local luthiers just to check out their set-ups and what not! Thanks!
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Re: Local Saw mill or lumber

Postby grammafreddy » Jan 2nd, 2013, 11:58 pm

One of the best in the business is Tim Diebert from Tim Tone. http://www.timtone.com/ He is in Kelowna now but is not currently making guitars. He is now doing stringed instrument repairs, alterations and modifications.

According to his website, he is also now teaching custom woodworking at Okanagan College.
http://www.studio-woodworking.com/

http://www.studio-woodworking.com/images/shop1.jpg
Now, THAT makes me drool!



As well, he is also teaching Night School Woodworking ... http://timtone.com/woodworking

His contact info is on his websites. Tim's a great guy!
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Re: Local Saw mill or lumber

Postby kawasaki_kx100 » Jan 3rd, 2013, 12:10 am

thanks for the reply, I'll check him out. I'm actually not out of high school yet, so the college classes might be a little far off yet. lol
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Postby grammafreddy » Jan 3rd, 2013, 12:26 am

kawasaki_kx100 wrote:thanks for the reply, I'll check him out. I'm actually not out of high school yet, so the college classes might be a little far off yet. lol


Then you would do well to contact Tim. There is none finer or more knowledgeable. If you need help with anything, he's great for that. Stop in and ask him about that night school course - that might be perfect for you! He's VERY approachable.
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Re: Local Saw mill or lumber

Postby jennylives » Jan 3rd, 2013, 12:30 am

I second that. Tim is a great guy to talk to.
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Re: Local Saw mill or lumber

Postby kawasaki_kx100 » Jan 3rd, 2013, 1:03 am

I quickly googled his name.. People from new york were posting about how beautiful his guitars were. He's really great! I'll talk to him, thanks for the lead!
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