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    Lil gloat

    So we were wandering around the neighborhood and I came across a firewood lot. Guy lives in a travel trailer so I was thinking it may be temporary. I said "hey...let's go look for wood" Stacey shook her head...if I wasn't sick...she'd have grabbed the wheel and steered toward Target. She gave in and I tossed these in the truck for $10 total. Monster size Manzanita burls with a little burn marking. Now you say "But you only have a 1014!" Right you are! But I finally sold 2 more pens so my 1642 is paid for...once they go on sale later this year. I guess there will be plenty of time to see what will come out of these
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    wow, great find!
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    Nice find. I been looking for some of that stuff.
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    Those are fantastic.
    We had a member in my club who specialized in turning manzanita burls. He would take his pick up to Cal. once or twice a year to load up.
    I never did find out how he handled turning with stones caught up inside the burls.
    We will need pics of your turned projects with those.
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    can't wait to see what comes out of those, kool pieces of wood.........now if they were only long enough to make some boards

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    Man, those should be a lot of fun. Has he got any more laying around?
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    you lucky guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Man, those should be a lot of fun. Has he got any more laying around?
    Nope, but he has my card. Told him I'd make it worth his while...I'll toss in a 6 pack of Coors Light
    I drive by there all the time so my eyes are peeled...and rest assured...I can only use so much manzanita
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    Jim,

    I'm guessing you are talking about the jet 1642. I found the average price is 21-2300 for them. Just wanted to mention that Woodcraft has the Nova DVR XP Lathe for 1,699.99 now till april 2. (does not include legs).

    Just thought I would throw this out there if it was helpful!

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    Congrats Jim on a great find. Those should make some fine turnings.
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