“You know what, Colin? I have literally tons of turning wood at home. I just don’t see myself getting any more. I don’t know where I’d put it”.
Yes. These were my exact words to my friend Colin on our way home from an Avalino Samual demo at the GV guild hall yesterday. I was serious, too. Dead serious.
Fifteen minutes after I got home I got a call from my new maple bandit (actually, he has one of only two valid permits in BC for cutting maple on crown land) saying that he had just cut some bird’s eye maple and was on his way by. Would I like to have a look at it?…..long pause…. “OK.”
Half an hour later he pulled into the yard with a load of the best burl I have ever seen. And big, too! One hundred percent perfect burl. How could I say no? My resistance just got up and went. Before I knew it I had a pile of the most beautiful burl in my driveway. My pocket was lighter but not by much considering the haul. I got it for about 1/3 of what I would pay at my regular supplier.
The best part; he called one of his regular purchasers first but he wasn’t home. He was at the demo, too, and I had been sitting beside him all day. Sorry, Rich. You snooze, you loose. Shouldn’t have stopped for that pint on the way home. 🙂
Now to rearrange my loft yet again to get this stuff stored and prepared for turning. 🙁
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