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Forum topic by doubleDD posted 03-23-2019 09:12 PM 1311 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2019 09:12 PM

I have inherited 100’s of turning blanks worth 1000’s of dollars that I will need to thin out after I get them all together. For those of you that may be interested in helping me at bargain prices to get rid of them let me know. I will let those know when the time comes. My brother passed away and he loved his turnings. I think he loved buying all different exotic blanks too. I believe I have more than most stores carry at one time.

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

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#1 posted 03-24-2019 12:10 AM

Sorry for your loss Dave.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 03-24-2019 12:20 AM

Dave – sorry to hear about your brother.

I would be interested in just about any of the 2” or 3” thick square/rectangular exotic or odd domestic pieces. I might even be able to stop by some weekend in early May or June. I live due west of you about 3 hours just across the river.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 03-24-2019 07:27 AM

My condolences, Dave, for what that’s worth.
I have more wood than I know what to do with.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 03-24-2019 08:49 AM

Sorry to read about your Brother Dave,
I would willingly buy some of those but the postage is so expensive, so will give it a miss.
Thank you for the opportunity.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 03-24-2019 11:39 AM

Dave, I am very sorry to hear about your loss.

I’d be interested in some of the bowl blanks for the kids, but like Bob said above, the postage would be so expensive I’m not sure if it would be worth it. Come to think of it, I’ve always wanted to see Chicago, so maybe some time when I’m off over the summer I will just make the 7 hr drive from Pittsburgh and stop in to visit. Perhaps you could show me how your segmented TS sled works, too. :-P

Again, Condolences on the loss of your brother, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 03-24-2019 11:54 AM

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

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#7 posted 03-24-2019 12:06 PM

My condolences Dave.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-24-2019 12:22 PM

Dave, sorry to hear about your Brother.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 03-24-2019 12:26 PM

Sorry to hear that Dave, my condolences to you and your family.

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#10 posted 03-24-2019 12:29 PM

Sorry to hear about your brother. You might see if any local turning clubs are interested in buying them. They would probably jump at a good deal and that would save postage and shipping hassles.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#11 posted 03-24-2019 01:00 PM

My suggestion would be to get a bunch of large flat rate boxes from USPS and fill each one, then sell them for 40-60 each. Facebook has some great groups that you can sell them through. Good luck

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#12 posted 03-24-2019 01:07 PM

I would contact Al Miotke of the Chicago Woodturners … they are a large AAW chapter and I would bet they could help you liquidate that stash in a hurry!

Their website is, or you can email Al Miotke direct at [email protected] Al is also the president of the Segmented Woodturners AAW chapter.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 03-24-2019 02:03 PM

sent you a pm

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#14 posted 03-24-2019 02:20 PM

So sorry for your loss Dave. I would love to see some of your brothers turnings if possible.
As you know I do not own a lathe but I’m sure you will find a good home for all of his turning blanks.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 03-24-2019 02:31 PM

sorry for your loss ……. condolences to you and your family :<(((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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