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Ziricote in Dubai?

Discussion in 'Forest Industry News & Comment' started by Kevin, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Wood is good. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Why would someone in Dubai be selling 100 square meters of ziricote logs? I know they've been throwing billions around over there the past 20 years but damn, they imported the logs, didn't process them and now they are selling for export? Could it be that even the filthy-rich Arab contractors are beginning to get in over their heads with low oil prices and the way they have been spending like drunken sailors?

    Edited to remove brazen, thoughtless, extremely non-PC comment. :sorry:
     
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  2. Don Ratcliff

    Don Ratcliff Woodless Full Member

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    That may be a little bit racist, sailors are not all drunkards you know...

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  3. Kevin

    Kevin Wood is good. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Edited. :blush:
     
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  4. Schroedc

    Schroedc Trying to kick a nasy sawdust habbit.... Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Are we sure these logs aren't from the lost zircote forests of Dubai?
     
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  5. Don Ratcliff

    Don Ratcliff Woodless Full Member

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    Where did you see all that advertised for sale? Do you think it is legit? Might by something as a group we should liberate for repurpose. Just a thought anyway. Work a deal so it all ends up as something and not scrap.
     
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    Schroedc Trying to kick a nasy sawdust habbit.... Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    100 square meters? Should be pretty cheap to ship since it's that new 2 dimensional lumber.....
     
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    Oh, I had some of that stuff it was hard to work with... :wacko:
     
  8. rocky1

    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    That would make it kinda difficult to turn would it not? :ponder:

    Where's them flat work guys hiding? :sofa: Knife handles... Lots of them!
     
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    Don Ratcliff Woodless Full Member

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    I wanted to learn how to make it a segmented bowl but missed the post by a few years. Now the only help is cut, glue, turn.
     
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  10. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I'll get in on that buy! Tony
     
  11. barry richardson

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    From what I've seen the upper class over there has a fetish for expensive stuff, Rolexes, Lambos, etc. Someone probably wanted to veneer their high-rise with Zirc, and the deal fell through... or it wasn't good enough for them.....
     
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  12. Mike1950

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    Maybe they got them there and then figured out there was no mill- probably not a big market for firewood there either......
     
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  13. norman vandyke

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    Is it possible the folks in Dubai own an interest in the South American wood industry and are actually just middle men brokering a wood deal?
     
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  14. Kevin

    Kevin Wood is good. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Yes it's very likely actually.
     
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    norman vandyke Russian olive burl guy Full Member

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    Must be running out of oil and need to expand.
     
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    Schroedc Trying to kick a nasy sawdust habbit.... Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    That'll mean we'll be seeing wood burning cars next model year :sarcastic:
     
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    norman vandyke Russian olive burl guy Full Member

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    Might be nice to fall back to steam engines. Lol
     
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    I know where we can tap into plenty of hot air........:lol2::lol2:................:mum::sofa:
     
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  19. Kevin

    Kevin Wood is good. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hawaii is running a special . . . . .

    :sarcastic:
     
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  20. Don Ratcliff

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    I just found this, droll Kevin, very droll...
     
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