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Old 12-29-2017, 10:30 AM
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Cork boards

ISO high density cork boards. I used to get mine from Gary, but that is not possible
Mine are 2" x 16" x 14". Anyone have some info they can share?
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:59 AM
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I actually used to use ones from "Michael's" and they worked pretty well. Both David Patchen and Charlie Correll do have high density cork access.
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I use yoga blocks.
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I actually used to use ones from "Michael's" and they worked pretty well. Both David Patchen and Charlie Correll do have high density cork access.
Thanks, maybe one will chime in
The size I need is pretty big....
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:00 PM
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I use cork floor tiles glued onto plywood - you can make them any size and shape you like. The cork is about 6mm thick I think. Works just fine.
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Mark - let me know what size you need. I make my own cork paddles and cut from large thick sheets.
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Is there any reason that some cork insulation sheet wouldn’t work? Something like: https://www.mcmaster.com/#cork/=1awupoa
In the insulation section McMaster sells 4” thick cork sheets that are 12” x 36”
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Is there any reason that some cork insulation sheet wouldn’t work? Something like: https://www.mcmaster.com/#cork/=1awupoa
In the insulation section McMaster sells 4” thick cork sheets that are 12” x 36”
Its a density thing. My board has lasted over a year of hard use. There are many different types of cork...
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Mark - let me know what size you need. I make my own cork paddles and cut from large thick sheets.
Thanks David!
Mine are 2" thick x 16" x 14".... I'm trying to find out what I paid Gary for them...
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Thanks David!
Mine are 2" thick x 16" x 14".... I'm trying to find out what I paid Gary for them...
I source monster blocks 24" x 36" x 4" that I cut down into paddle-sized pieces. I use high-density cork--the lower density stuff falls apart and burns up too easily. I've found that not only do they burn up at a different rate based on how you use them, but also how old the cork is. All things equal, recently manufactured cork seems to burn up a bit faster than older manufactured cork. New cork paddles with cork of any age seem to burn a bit quicker in the beginning, then settle down and are stable for years before they eventually burn out. Note that I always use them dry, not wet, so mine probably have a harder life. I probably get about 3 years out of a set of corks and I flatten 75% of my work.

Let me know if you'd like a 16 x 14 hunk of the high-density stuff.
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David I would be interested in a piece 12"x 12".... or larger if you prefer. How does that sound to you?
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David I would be interested in a piece 12"x 12".... or larger if you prefer. How does that sound to you?
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Buy the whole piece...
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I source monster blocks 24" x 36" x 4" that I cut down into paddle-sized pieces. I use high-density cork--the lower density stuff falls apart and burns up too easily. I've found that not only do they burn up at a different rate based on how you use them, but also how old the cork is. All things equal, recently manufactured cork seems to burn up a bit faster than older manufactured cork. New cork paddles with cork of any age seem to burn a bit quicker in the beginning, then settle down and are stable for years before they eventually burn out. Note that I always use them dry, not wet, so mine probably have a harder life. I probably get about 3 years out of a set of corks and I flatten 75% of my work.

Let me know if you'd like a 16 x 14 hunk of the high-density stuff.
I'd love a hunk! Please email me ....info<at> rosetreegallery.com and we can do the transaction stuff! THANKS!
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I have two paddles from David in that stuff and thy are very nice.
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David, I would happily buy the 16" x14" piece if your willing to sell another. Your PM box is full.....
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David, I would happily buy the 16" x14" piece if your willing to sell another. Your PM box is full.....
I'll quote you guys via email.

I wish the PM box was larger than 20! That's so 1996. I don't like putting my email out here because of spam bots but I'll find you guys...
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If you put email in the cords seeds stones board, it is blocked from the google spider. I did that on purpose.
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