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Offline NeilRogers

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THUYA BURRS - EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS SIZE
« on: March 24, 2019, 03:21:52 PM »
Hi all,

I have two Thuya Burrs for sale.

In all of my 25yrs+ woodturning, I have never come across other Thuya burrs this size.

The larger weighs in at 79.9kgs and the second 29.4kgs.

I am looking for offers in the region of £25kg.

THIS COULD BE WORTH A FEW PEOPLE CLUBBING TOGETHER TO PURCHASE.

BELOW IS A LINK TO THE PHOTOS...
https://1drv.ms/f/s!An0YqX2cI4nCkNM6VrTjui9986P6MQ

For more info please call me on 07855502878.

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Re: THUYA BURRS - EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS SIZE
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 07:01:42 PM »
Am I reading and working this out correctly ? £2000.00 for the big piece ?
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Re: THUYA BURRS - EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS SIZE
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 10:16:03 PM »
Am I reading and working this out correctly ? £2000.00 for the big piece ?

I make it the same but only £735 for the smaller one.

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Re: THUYA BURRS - EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS SIZE
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 10:25:14 AM »
OOPS ! I read it as £200 and £75 ! And I have "O" level Mathematics !
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Re: THUYA BURRS - EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS SIZE
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 01:32:01 PM »
Although this species (Tetraclinis articulata) is not on the CITES list and is officially listed as least concern, I would still encourage everybody to stay away from using it. All of the burrs are harvested by killing the entire tree, and the current level of exploitation in Morocco is not sustainable. In addition, never mind what you make of this wood, you have no chance of competing with the dirt cheap imports coming in from the very same country. We cannot stop the abuse, but at least we don't have to take part in it.

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Re: THUYA BURRS - EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS SIZE
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 12:27:19 PM »
Can I please remind all forum users that this is the for sale section and that's all that should be posted here. If you want to discuss anything else, there are other areas for you to do so. Please read the guidelines post at the top of this section.

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Re: THUYA BURRS - EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS SIZE
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2019, 02:23:40 PM »
Does that include asking for clarification of prices ? ???
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Re: THUYA BURRS - EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS SIZE
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2019, 05:24:41 PM »
If you read the guide, it's self explanatory.