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Saying Good Bye and Thanks.

Discussion in 'Dream Burls' started by Dream Burls, May 2, 2018.

  1. Dream Burls

    Dream Burls Founding Member

    It is with a somewhat heavy heart that I am announcing the end of Dream Burls and my retirement from the wood business.

    When I started this trip over four years ago, it was based on the recognition that there was a nice profit margin to be made by buying slabs of wood, cutting them and finishing them to sell as blanks. It worked very well for a while until about a couple of years ago when my suppliers started to reach the same conclusion I had and went from being suppliers to competitors. Nothing wrong with competition, but my supply chain was severely diminished.

    The other side of my decision to call it quits is a matter of health. About a year ago I suffered a heart attack. In fact, it occurred while I was cutting slabs on the bandsaw. How's that for dedication? I've had a full recovery, but I'll be turning 70 this August and the arthritis in my hands is not getting any better.

    Before I sign off I want to mention a few people who have helped be along the way. Here at KKFora Jim has been and I'm sure will remain a great steward for this community. Marko Tsourkan really got me started on all this as he made my first custom and took me under his wing. Stephan Keller and I formed a partnership for a while which broadened my business and my knowledge. There were others who helped along the way and made me realize how considerate and giving this community really is.

    My heartfelt thanks also goes out to all of you who have supported Dream Burls over the years. It's been a really fun ride. And to show my appreciation as I ride into the sunset I'm have a final sale right now where everything in the store (www.dreamburls.com) is 50% off when you use the coupon BYEBYE on checkout. My inventory is not that deep, but you may find somethings you like.

    So to all of you I wish you the best in love, light, peace and joy. Stay sharp and as always, IMAGINE THE POSSIBILIES!
  2. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    You will be missed -- a lot. You were around the forums long before starting Dream Burls. Best of luck going forward, and I hope the ticker stays strong.
  3. Dream Burls

    Dream Burls Founding Member

    Thanks, much appreciated.
  4. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I hope we will still see you around the forum, hope you enjoy a little time off, and keep the heart going strong for a long time
  5. butch

    butch Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    maybe you can stick around as a viewer/poster i totaly get it and like you pointed out makers and other sellers get tot a point and go why not do it my self. i dont know if i have bought a single block in the last year not cause you and the other venderrs didnt have great wood it just made more sence to buy 500$ blocks cut them down and sent them off
  6. Spaz

    Spaz Founding Member

    You've provided many of us with a great product and service. I hope you enjoy the next chapter in life and hope to see you still hangin' out here!
  7. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    While we will miss having you as a vendor Myron, I want to thank you for your support and wish you the best in your retirement!
    As James mentioned please don't be a stranger.
  8. apicius9

    apicius9 Founding Member

    All the best Myron, sorry to see you folding up. I hope you find a better hobby than looking at wood pieces ;)

  9. Dream Burls

    Dream Burls Founding Member

    Thanks guys. Your good wishes and kind words are much appreciated.
  10. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

  11. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  12. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    God bless & good luck!

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