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If you don't follow my Facebook page, you should . . . Just click on the banner above. Because I can do so quickly from the iPhone attached to my hip, it's there that I first post new shipments and burls that I'm cutting (it's a lot more time consuming to post here to my website). ETA is any day now for the first of my next 2 shipments (Red Mallee, Brown Mallee, Yellow Box and Coolibah Burls) is 8/24.  I hope to have it in hand to begin processing by 24 August. The second shipment is due in New York 8/31. I hope to have it in hand the following week.

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Updated Wednesday, August 19, 2015 . . .


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5/29 . . . I'm assembling 2 orders for shipment next month for AUG/SEP arrival. I expect to post to my busines FB page tonight and will add to the album as I commit to more burls.

4/30 . . . Added a spectacular, unique Red Mallee Burl slab HERE.

4/27 . . . Added some great new slabs HERE.  Added knife scale/gun grip stock HERE. Posted misclassified Red Mallee on the Coolibah page HERE

4/18 . . . Added slabs HERE.  Added Cut Blocks HERE and HERE. Posted pictures of undressed Birdseye Sugar Gum and a Birdseye Sydney Blue Gum natural edge slabs HERE and HERE. Posted some great Vasticola slabs HERE.

4/3 . . . Added Cut Blocks HERE and HERE. Added 49 cue blanks HERE and HERE. Working on dressing some great knife blocks and bookmatched York Gum Burl scales/grips.


QuickLinks for January 2015 Shipment

Aussie Hardwoods

Burled Table Bases and Burl Sculptural Pieces

Slabs and Table Bases

Corrugata Burl Page 32

Concinna Burl Page 11

Gimlet Burl Page 16

Horistes Burl Page 18

Jarrah Burl Page 8

Red Morrel Burl Page 22

Salmon Gum Burl Page 11

Vasticola Burl Page 16

York Gum Burl Page 16

Yorrel Burl Page 14

Miscellaneous Burls (Ribbon Bark and Rigidula)

Please see the notes that follow for information about postings, what's coming soon, etc.

Coming SoonAussie Burl HarvestingRecent TurningsAussie HardwoodsBanksia PodsBimbleboxBlack MorrelBrown MalleeConcinnaCoolibahCorrugataGiant MalleeGimletGrasstreeHoristesJarrahRed MalleeRed MorrelRed River GumAussie Redwood BurlSalmon GumVasticolaWandooYellow BoxYork GumPink York GumYorrelSlabs and Table BasesSmall-Medium Burl SlabsAussie Snakewood BasesMallee Root BurlsSmall BurlsMiscellaneous BurlsPool Cue Blanks and Turning SquaresFly Reel SeatsKnife Blocks, Scales, Gun GripsCutoffsCut BlocksPen BlanksSpecials


Aussie Burl HarvestingJim's GalleriesRecent TurningsTurning TipsBurl Display Shelves and PedestalsCUSTOMER GALLERY


Photo of my work I took for a profile I was asked to do for Woodturning magazine

Please see important notes and useful information in my blog that follow. . . keep scrolling, scrolling, scrolling . . .

Red Mallee Burl Slab

36 x 18 x 2-7/8"


(including sanding to 220 grit)

12/31/2014 Thank you for a GREAT 2014. May you all have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2015! The ETA on my next shipment is 19 January in Norfolk, VA.  That, of course, can still shift to the right a bit.

11/20/2014 My next shipment has departed my supplier's facility for fumigation and the long ocean transit to me by way of the Port of NY.  The Booking Confirmation lists 31 December as the ETA Norfolk, VA, but that is overly optimistic in my experience. Added more burls to the COMING SOON page.  Added more Cue Blanks HERE.

11/5/2014 My supplier just returned from a harvesting trip and will be water blasting burls harvested the next two days. I expect pictures shortly.

10/19/2014 I'll be leaving for Cuestock 2014 in Humble, TX on the 22nd and return on the 27th.  I'll certainly take orders while on the road, but will not be able to ship (after I leave) until the 28th. I expect to get some always spectacular Birdeye Lace Sheoak in my next shipment.  Also likely to get more Birdseye Sugar Gum.

10/10/2014 Added more burls to the COMING SOON page. My supplier will be making another trip at the end of the month from which I wanted to select, so I've held off on shipping. So, my next shipment will be leaving the second half of November, so I expect it here in late JAN or early FEB 2015.

9/26/2014 I recently added more burls to the COMING SOON page. My supplier returned from a harvesting trip last week, so I expect to see more burls to choose from in the next week or so. My new LT24 Band Saw and 37" Belt Sander are finally set up and in operation. In October, for my pool cue enthusiast and cue maker customers, I'm just 3 miles down the road from the US Open 9-Ball Tournament 12-18 October. I'll also be at Cuestock 2014 at Richard Black's Blackwood in Humble, TX 24-25 October.

7/11/2014 Added CUT BLOCKS HERE and more CUE BLANKS HERE. Posted more CUTOFFS and burls I currently have set aside for my next shipment in COMING SOON.

Click on the link below if you prefer to view just CURRENT INVENTORY

Current Inventory Links

(Caps, Cue Blanks, Cut Blocks, Slabs and Table Bases, Knife Blocks, Scales and Grips)


*On Domestic Website Orders (Continental US) over $350

10% off International and Hawaii/Alaska Orders over $350 (in lieu of free shipping)

Scroll down for page links (tabs) for individual burl species, Aussie hardwoods, cut blocks, pool cue blanks, gun grip and knife block/scale stock, slabs, table bases, etc.

Updated Wednesday, August 19, 2015 . . .

If you only care to view burls that are currently available (and not pieces that are SOLD), please click on the CURRENT INVENTORY link for each species listed above or HERE for a Current Inventory Directory




Sample pics of my AUG 2012 Shipment


Lace Sheoak and Birdseye Lace Sheoak Figure

ATTENTION CLUB MEMBERS!!! . . . my FREE SHIPPING OFFER applies for clubs as well as individuals and businesses. 


Lots of pieces and pictures added to the Pool Cue and Turning Squares, Cut Blocks Page 10, Fly Reel Seats and Knife Blocks, Scales and Gun Grips Pages . . . and more to photograph and post.

Scroll down past the pictures below to the tabs for the individual burl page tabs

Spectacular Bimblebox Slabs cut for Cue Blanks SOLD

York Gum Burl

Red Mallee Burl SOLD

Red Mallee Burl SOLD

Latest shipment - January 2011 - pictures start on Red Mallee Burl Page 15 (thru Page 26) and Yellow Box Burl Page 3



Black Gidgee  SOLD



Be sure to check the SPECIALS

Also, be sure to see (and check back frequently) the COMING SOON page to see some of the spectacular Aussie Burls/Hardwoods on hold for me with my suppliers an/or coming soon. All items on the COMING SOON page are available for Pre-Sale with no money down. 


Part of my more than 3,500 lbs of Easter Weekend 2008 Shipments (and my Packer/Shipper)

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Chesapeake, Virginia



        Elmo turning photo courtesy of Robert Pastel     

Hi! Welcome to Elmo's World . . . Elmo's so happy to see you  . . . Guess what Elmo's thinking about today . . . Ya ta ta ta . . .

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So I don't waste your time, I update this website as pieces are sold to be as accurate and up-to-date as possible

Aussie HardwoodsBanksia PodsBimbleboxBlack Ash BurlBlack MorrelBrown MalleeConcinnaCoolibahCorrugataGiant MalleeGimletHoristesIron BarkJarrahRed BoxRed MalleeRed MorrelRed River GumAussie Redwood BurlSalmon GumSalt GumSnappy GumVasticolaWandooWhite TopYellow BoxYork GumYorrelSlabs and Table BasesSmall-Medium Burl SlabsAussie Snakewood BasesMallee Root BurlsMiscellaneous BurlsCutoffsPen BlanksKnife Blocks, Scales, Gun GripsPool Cue Blanks and Turning SquaresFly Reel SeatsCut BlocksSmall BurlsSpecialsGrasstreeOrange-Eye York GumPink York Gum

Coming SoonAussie Burl HarvestingSymposium ScheduleShow ScheduleLinksJim's GalleriesRecent TurningsPhotos of Jim TurningTurning TipsTurning ClassesBurl Display Shelves and PedestalsCUSTOMER GALLERY

Updated Wednesday, August 19, 2015 . . .

Please See Important Notes Below (after the quotes). . .


*On Domestic Website Orders (Continental US) over $350

10% off International and Hawaii/Alaska Orders over $350 (in lieu of free shipping)


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"Tough times never last . . . tough people do."


I won't break my back for a million bucks I can't take to my grave, so why put off for tomorrow what I could get done today?

                                                                                                                                                               Toby Keith, My List

"Be PROACTIVE, not REACTIVE . . ."                           

                                                            Yours Truly

"Time you don't use; You lose it; You grab every moment you can, before it's gone . . ."

                                                                                                                                      Like No Other Night

                                                                                                                                      .38 Special

It's a troublesome world. All the people who are in it

are troubled by troubles almost every minute.

You ought to be thankful a whole heaping lot,

for the places and people you're lucky you're not.

Dr. Seuss

                                                                                Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?




A note about how to best use this site . . . the font I use is Bradley Hand ITC . . . if it appears like Times New Roman on your computer, you likely don't have the font installed (try installing). . . my laptop is a widescreen, so my page size is 1280 x 800 . . . the front and reverse sides of burl caps should appear side by side . . . if not, I recommend changing your screen resolution to best view this site.

HOW TO ORDER . . . Contact me by email or by phone at 757.816.5622 to purchase (or setup a time to visit). VISA/Mastercard and Discover gladly accepted. You may also pay via bank transfer or by PayPal (you do NOT need to be a PayPal member). Of course, I'll also accept cash, or a check.

Lastly, I am the owner of all pictures on this site (and the parent site, or have permission from the owners (Kim Blatt, Cindy Drozda, Harvey Fein, Matthew Hatala, JoHannes Michelsen, Skip Bellock, my Australian suppliers, etc.) to use their images.  For those who might feel inclined to "borrow" pictures without my expressed permission, that would be a violation of copyright law. PLEASE DO NOT DO SO.

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