6" X 6" X 3" Black Walnut Burl Turning Blanks, Set of 4

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02-25-2010 01:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: california claro black walnut pin knot burl flames ripple wood turning blanks lathe

6” square, 3-1/8” thick. California Claro Black Walnut turning blanks. This is that great color and a mix of the pin knot burl with flames and ripple. Moisture content may vary, this is not fresh green wood and has air dried several years. I am processing a stack of Walnut and have this set along with many other turning blanks. I will sell this set of 4 at $40.00 and give free shipping to all 50 states. Guarantee: A full refund of the purchase price will be made if you are not completely satisfied with the blanks you revive. If you are not happy with any set of blanks just return them for a full refund (return shipping at your expense). You will find photos and complete details at the Sawmill Store

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 01:53 AM

Tried to order but was charged shipping?

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 02:12 AM

Sorry I will fix that right away….

All taken care of now. Always free shipping for this set of blanks.


-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 02:49 AM

Free shipping yes – but you want some Tuolumne County Tax. Forget it.

Besides, I really don’t like a commercial interest invading a very fine website like LumberJocks.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 04:38 AM

Actually Rich, Treebones in not invading LJ’s, he is a MEMBER of LJ’s. And as a member he can put his wares in the trade and swap forum just like anyone else. Just like you could. If you don’t like “a commercial interest invading a very fine website like LumberJocks” don’t go to the Trade & Swap Forum. Just like turning the channel when you don’t want to see something on television.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#5 posted 02-25-2010 05:21 AM

The irony is, is that Lumberjocks itself is a commercial interest. I see ads to the right of the page, contests are sponsored by corporate interests and I’m encouraged to buy LJ t-shirts and coffee mugs. I think pitching some wood on the site is perfectly within the bounds of the site and serves the interests of the community…or else the trade and swap section wouldn’t exist.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#6 posted 02-25-2010 07:28 AM

What is allowed and what is too commercial? I have some amazing wood I would like to list here(you got to see a small sample during the recent fundraiser) but I don’t want to break any rules. I’m sure most of us don’t want to see tons of posts saying “go to my web site to see photos and prices”. I would like to offer 1 or 2 specific pieces, only for sale on LJS, here a week but is that ok or not?

-- Eric, NorCal

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#7 posted 02-25-2010 07:54 AM

I live in a area without very much access to nice wood. I specifically look at this forum every time I visit LumberJocks to see if anyone is selling wood. Thanks for the post about the Walnut Burl. I visited your site and may be contacting you after payday!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#8 posted 02-25-2010 06:06 PM

This is a great site, the best I have ever seen. Thank you Martin, Debbie and all who make this site what it is today. I have learned and grown as a woodworker and business owner with the help and insight from everyone here. I remember when there were only a few members and have watched it grow over the years. We didn’t have a trade and swap at one time, or many of the new features we all use today. LJ’s has been more than just a place to showcase our work, it has helped many woodworkers to learn, share and expand there skills and business ventures. It has always been a cool site and will continue to to be my favorite woodworking site.

Some forum style sites are over moderated and become a private club, there is nothing wrong with that if that is what you want. I believe that members come here for many different reasons. LJ’s is just a great site to start with and this community is very supportive and encourages participation and growth. There are many unique areas here and we all have our favorite sections that we frequent.

Seeing someone promote their goods in Trade and swap may not be appealing to all of us but others come here just for that. Having many sections of this site can give everyone a fair shake when they come here with the intent to seek out and share their woodworking adventures. Look in Trade and Swap if you find it helpful or maybe pass over what has no interest for each user.

I understand that if someone had only advertising and no other contributions to our community that this would be frustrating for members who do not find an offer like this of any value to them. Maybe the adds for burl that are to the right of this post are a better place to buy wood instead of supporting our contributing members. Maintaining this site has it’s cost and even Martin must generate revenue using ads. If you see one that interests you then click on it and support them with your attention. If not then pass over it and recognize that these ads serve a purpose that benefits our community.

I live in a state where I have no choice but to charge tax for my work. I despise paying State tax but would be in big trouble if I tried to bypass this law. I have considered including this in my total price and may do this at some point. The bottom line here is I will have pay it one way or another. I have considered moving to another state but this is not realistic at this time.

I apologize to anyone who has been offended by this post and would like to thank all those who have enjoyed the wood I produce and have supported this community through positive contributions in their posts as well as the monetary ones.

The Bravest of All is He Who Conquers Himself
Yuri Ordjonickidze 1978

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 02-25-2010 06:24 PM

I usually stay out of discussions like this…well because I am a “commercial interest” since I run a sharpening shop and sawmill. But before throwing stones at a member for just coming here to hock his wares (and yes some do and it does turn me off) One should look at a persons post count and content. If he makes 10 posts all trying to sell, well then that is obvious…Ron has 1500+ posts and has been a member for over 2 1/2 years, there is plenty of knowledge that has been shared by him. I am not sticking up for Ron personally just using him as an example in this case since the topic was brought up.

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#10 posted 02-25-2010 07:55 PM

Ron, you have absolutely NOTHING to apologize for. You have given me and countless others access to woods we wouldn’t have had access too. Same thing goes for you Eric, and you Rob. These people even go as far as to GIVE AWAY their wood to help support LJ’s, and to help support other jocks who may have fallen on hard times. I was just given a box of unbelievable wood by Rob (socalwood), I have benefited from Eric’s auctions and his great prices on truly outstanding wood, and the same goes for Ron, I have gotten gorgeous black walnut burl from him that couldn’t be found anywhere else.

This is a community, and we help each other. Sometimes it is in words, sometimes it is in cash, and sometimes it is in gifts. But the biggest gift is this LJ community itself and those who support it.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#11 posted 02-25-2010 07:56 PM

Great post Daren.

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#12 posted 02-25-2010 08:23 PM

Ron, I have no problem at all with an active member like you posting in this forum about his products for sale.

On the issue of state tax, I would highly recommend you include that in your prices. People are not used to seeing that on an internet sale, and many will be turned off.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 02-28-2010 08:05 AM

I just received my blanks and they are beautiful.

Now, why would someone be offended by such a nice offer. As long as someone is selling something related to woodworking…I don’t see a problem..My only suggestion would be that they make it clear on their post’s heading that they are selling something…then folks can ignore if they are not interested…Frankly it’s the ones that are selling phony enlargement pills and fake rolex’s and such that have no relation to what this site is about that get my goat….

Thanks Ron for some great wood!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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