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Forum topic by PG_Zac posted 10-26-2009 12:52 PM 1177 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2009 12:52 PM

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I am not a turner, so I won’t be taking advantage of this opportunity, but I heard this through the grapevine and thought I’d share for all of you who might be interested.

Red Ivory Trading in South Africa (website is going through tough times, and to try keep afloat, they are discounting their prices for a short while. I have no affiliation with them, and have never met them, but I’d like to help fellow LJ’s and a conservation-minded wood dealer weather these tough times.

They deal mostly in turning blanks of indigenous trees, many of which you may not be able to find elsewhere. Species like Paper Bark, Monkey Thorn, Cape Holly, Red Milkwood (a protected species), Kiatt, Taboti, Marula, etc.

I spoke to Barry (the owner) an hour ago, and he is on his way to a meeting with potential investors, so this deal may be short lived. Their website is quite basic, and does not show pricing, but if you mail them and say you heard it from Paul in Mtunzini he’ll at least know my call wasn’t bogus.

Good luck and please let me know if you get anything good out of this.


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#1 posted 10-29-2009 07:25 AM

Thanks for the info Paul


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#2 posted 10-29-2009 08:31 AM

Too bad these troubles are world wide:-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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