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Source of good real mahogany for camera part replacement?
« on: March 07, 2012, 02:00:54 am »

Have some pieces on one of the Deardorffs that I would like to replace while doing a minor modification for a bit more movement. Anyone familiar with good sources for real Mahogany? The wood stores I have checked in Minnesota and North Dakota don't have any. They have Phillipine 'mahogany' and 'luan' but none of the older South/Central American wood the camera is made of.
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Re: Source of good real mahogany for camera part replacement?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 06:23:12 am »

Just some of my dealers in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Just about every lumber dealer in our area should carry it.
Groff and Groff Lumber
Hearne Hardwoods
Talarico Hardwoods   Not sure if Sam carries Mahogany but he has everything else exotic.
Boyertown Lumber and Millwork
They all have websites just Google the company name.
More of a problem is the small quantity you probably need.
You may have to buy the whole board unless they will cut a piece off one end?

It would help those of us trying to help you more if you had your profile filled out.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2012, 10:02:02 am by Dan Berg »
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Re: Source of good real mahogany for camera part replacement?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 04:35:08 pm »

Whole boards would not be a problem. Some other pieces I can make and other projects to work on with it. Just that in our area there is nothing close enough to deal with.
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Re: Source of good real mahogany for camera part replacement?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 05:02:40 pm »

Try Gilmer Wood products (https://www.gilmerwood.com/). They sell single boards of a wide range of species.

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Re: Source of good real mahogany for camera part replacement?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 04:07:27 am »

Just make sure the wood is old enough - otherwise it will start working later in your camera ....

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Re: Source of good real mahogany for camera part replacement?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 11:21:31 am »

Might want to check with antique restorers in your area. I've seen them do amazing repairs and they usually have spare "parts" around. Depending on how much we're talking, might be a good way to go.
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Re: Source of good real mahogany for camera part replacement?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012, 03:50:05 pm »

I'm a little late on this one, but I believe you may have sucess with filling your needs at 'Black Forest Products' here in Calgary. They import exotic hardwoods from around the world, and I have used their fine wood selections over the years with great success in building 4X5 view cameras, gun stocks, and for other projects that I have had a need of exotic hard woods to build.

http://www.blackforestwood.com/

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Re: Source of good real mahogany for camera part replacement?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 11:52:25 pm »

House of Hardwood in Los Angeles may be able to help you: http://www.houseofhardwood.com
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Re: Source of good real mahogany for camera part replacement?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 10:00:02 pm »

When I was playing at woodworking, my first choice was Colonial Hardwoods (near DC)
http://www.colonialhardwoods.com
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