Tuesday 4 September 2012
Timberline wood yard
Today I called in to Timberline wood yard in Tonbridge. This is one of my favourite yard and I've bought some wonderful timber from Bob over the years. He specialises in exoctic timbers but does also stock home grown wood.
Since the arrival of Hamish (see below) it is now the most tidy and well organised wood yard I've ever seen.
Here is the machine shop, they supply a lot of fine instrument making blanks.
I came to buy some dark timber for the slab legs of a bench I'm making. The legs needed to have a finished size of 13" wide and 1 3/4" thick and this board of Wenge was perfect.
I knew Bob had some Anderman Padouk which came from Alan Peters workshop and I bought a board last time I was here. This is rare stuff and very expensive but I couldn't resist buying this lovely plank which was bang on quarter sawn and ideal for making boxes or wall cabinets. James Krenov made some beautiful pieces from this fine timber.