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Old 11-10-2017, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone know of where or have any cholla cactus branches for sale. I'm looking to try and make a few pen blanks for presents.
Tried amazon/pet shops but shipping to Canada is extortion
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Just pondering if I have some extra that I could part with... I don't see how shipping doesn't end up being a deal breaker - a small flat rate box from the USA to Canada is about $24. Is there a better cheaper way to ship a small box to Canada?
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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First Class is considerably cheaper than Flat Rate Box (which is actually Priority).

There is almost no difference in delivery time to Canada since Canada Customs delays everything.

Vendors to try for cholla: ExoticBlanks; BearToothWoods; ArizonaSilhouette.

There is a school student who might have some since he lives in the general area where it grows .... PM him ... RolandRanch
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Yep. First Class is the way to go if it's not too heavy.
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I bought some off eBay. Have you checked there?
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eBay is a good source, most of it has been power washed so that it is not full of sand or the tiny stickers. I had sources in New Mexico, but it was raw out of the field but unless you spent hours cleaning it up, it was misery to work with, I preferred buying it already processed.
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