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Forum topic by DanielP posted 08-26-2016 06:28 PM 284 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DanielP

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08-26-2016 06:28 PM

Well, lately I’ve been searching around the internet for Amboyna burl or Afzelia burl (Makamong), with the intent to cut it into smaller pieces. It seems like I can occasionally find a small block of Amboyna that might make one small box, for around forty dollars. Other than that the price seems to jump into the thousands of dollars for a piece of burl maybe 12” x 12” x 2”, or something like that.

Ali-Baba lists some wholesalers that I’m sure have better prices but, how do you know who to trust?

Has anyone here thought about buying this stuff purely as an investment? I mean sure, it does grow on trees, but not nearly fast enough to keep up with world wide demand. Or cut it up, sell it for pen stock and multiply your investment many times.

Any thoughts?

-- --- Dan


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#1 posted 08-26-2016 09:41 PM

I have bought some off of e-bay but rarely are there good deals to have. If I hear a chainsaw in the neighborhood, which is almost every other day I go to investigate and look for burls. They are glad to cut them up for you.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 08-26-2016 11:31 PM



I have bought some off of e-bay but rarely are there good deals to have. If I hear a chainsaw in the neighborhood, which is almost every other day I go to investigate and look for burls. They are glad to cut them up for you.

- doubleDD

That’s a good idea Dave. I’m sure a lot of perfectly good maple burls are used as firewood around these parts.

-- --- Dan

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#3 posted 09-01-2016 09:16 PM

Any time you buy lumber at a good price and store it in your shop it’s an investment from my standpoint.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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