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Old 08-04-2018, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default U.S. Navy ship deck wood

I'm looking for a source that sells wood off of WWII ships. I've looked all over the internet without luck. Do any members of the IAP know of such a "store" that might be able to offer more than just one ships deck wood? I've found pieces of the Constitution and have a feeler out for another ships wood that was recently posted on this site, but that's it. Any help/ideas are appreciated.

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Old 08-04-2018, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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The USS New Jersey sells Teak wood from the deck of the ship. They have a store onboard. Try battleshipnewjersey.org

The blanks are roughly 4" x 5" I got 4 blanks from it if I recall correctly.
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Uss North Carolina from their gift shop

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It's not a WWII but the USS Constitution has a gift shop that sells pieces as well. The sign on the barrel that they were in said that some thought pieces of a successful ship would bring them "Good Luck". The pieces were very irregular in shape so when I was there I got to pick the ones I could make blank out of. The next batch I called and told the woman what I was doing and needed and she did a great job picking them out.
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I was just in Boston. The USS Constitution museum had to quit selling the wood. I was told that people were using their COA's to represent what people were making from the material. I guess people were trying to return or exchange items made by others. They do sell pens made by a Maine penturner and a $500 clock made using wood from the ship. I guess the moral of the story is don't use other people COA's as your own
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Wow! I use the COA for the material. What good is the material without the COA? If I was "Them" and someone want to return an item, I would've given the person the $5 for the cost of the wood and kept the pen. I understand the importance of customer service but people that scam off of that need to be told no. I don't want to get any further off topic so I'll stop here.
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I retain all COA's for provenance of the material. I do not use other's COA's to represent my work from the materials. This situation just re-enforces my thoughts on the matter.
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You can still get teak pen blanks from the deck of the battleship USS California, 15 blanks for $250.00. https://www.californiateakdesigns.com/
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I still have some of the USS California decking and could give you a couple blanks.
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I still have some of the USS California decking and could give you a couple blanks.
Thanks Karl, that's a great offer. How about we swap blanks. I've got quite a bit of Koa that I can make into blanks and send them to you in exchange or I just got some burl Walnut yesterday that I could also send you in exchange. Let me know if this works and we'll move forward. Thanks again- Tom
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