Joined: Jun 09, 2004
|Posted: 2004-06-09 11:21 pm  Permalink|
We would like to attempt to carve a tiki for a fundraiser. Where is the best place (San Diego) to find the wood?
Joined: Oct 01, 2003
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
|Posted: 2004-06-10 07:14 am  Permalink|
and the innuendoes ensue...
Joined: Apr 27, 2004
From: Manhattan, KS
|Posted: 2004-06-10 08:28 am  Permalink|
Just saw a pile of logs right off the I-15 at Camino Del Norte go east and they were on the left of the road. not sure what type of wood? Was there yesterday.
Joined: Jun 04, 2004
From: Orange County, Ca
|Posted: 2004-06-10 09:04 am  Permalink|
Might want to ask some of the Garderns in your local area. These guys spend all week pruning yards and on weekends they do the big jobs they usually have loads of trunks (expecialy palm in So. Cal ).. they usualy have to pay to get rid of them at the county dump sites so they are happy to unload them in your drive way..
Joined: Mar 09, 2004
From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
|Posted: 2004-06-10 09:10 am  Permalink|
Tongakings right, at least here in England most tree surgeons/arborists are more than happy for you to take their wood as they have to pay for people to take it and turn it into firewood. Even though they cut trees down they kinda like and respect them and would far rather it go to a good cause than up in smoke.
"Don't drink water, fish f*~k in it" W.C. Feilds
Joined: Jun 21, 2004
From: Little Rock, AR
|Posted: 2004-06-21 3:16 pm  Permalink|
Try looking in the phone book for log home companies. They usually have several different types of wood logs
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Fresno, California
|Posted: 2004-07-09 2:43 pm  Permalink|
so, once you get your palm trunks, can you start carving away?
or do you have to dry/cure the wood?
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
From: San Pedro, CA
|Posted: 2004-07-09 4:45 pm  Permalink|
depends on the wood, but with palm you can usually start choppin immediately.
spend the time and go through this "carving post" thread - it gives you all the detail you need:
or use the search engine. There are lots of threads on that topic
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Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 24, 2002
|Posted: 2004-07-10 01:45 am  Permalink|
wood is easy to find early in the morning. Seriously though, what they said. Good luck.
[ This Message was edited by: thechikitiki on 2004-07-10 01:48 ]
Joined: Jan 04, 2003
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
|Posted: 2004-07-10 08:59 am  Permalink|
Chiki? 1;45 in the morning? woke up with wood.
Yeah, yeah wood is easy to find.
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