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  1. [Baren 28164] RE: Baren Digest (old) V31 #3097 ("marilynn smih")
  2. [Baren 28165] wood again (Barbara Mason)
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Message 1
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 07:22:52 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28164] RE: Baren Digest (old) V31 #3097
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Barbara, When I was in Portland 2 weeks ago I discovered that there is a woodcraft store in tigard. I have gone to Woodcrafters in east Portland for years. Woodcraft is online woodcrafters is not. The woodcrafters store is just over the Burnside bridge in east Portland. It is safe for you to drive there, they have a nice back parking lot. I have bought solid basswood at this store several times. This is the woodcrafters store in east Portland. Check out your phone book for the exact addresses and you might want to call each of the stores first to see if they have basswood in stock. While you are there you might want to check out their scrap bin, I bought some exotic hardwood there, they called it a Brazilian Maple. You might think the hardwoods are harder to use, but I am betting if you give a small piece a try you will NOT
want to go back to basswood. You are pretty experienced so all you need to do is keep those tools good and sharp and the harder wood really will cut easily. And, you will be amazed at how sharp your lines are.
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 10:53:52 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28165] wood again
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Thanks Marilynn and I do know this store but they did not have basswood when I was there...I got some cherry though. I did find a hardwood store over in the industrial area toward St Helens on hwy 30 in the phone book. I will try it soon. I think they have wood for furniture.
As for driving in Portland...I think it is all safe, I teach at most of the schools and have never had any trouble at all and I have been at some pretty sad schools, building wise, but with great kids....I think little old art ladies are pretty safe anywhere. We look so grandmotherly....
Best to all,