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 Post subject: New Briar Website
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:15 am 
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Hey All,

I have launched our new briar website:

http://www.thebriarshop.com/

We will have the items up by this atfternoon.

Any questions or comments welcome!

Leanu

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 Post subject: Re: New Briar Website
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:21 am 
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has anyone tried this vendor? I'd love to know some first hand thoughts

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 Post subject: Re: New Briar Website
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:11 pm 
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I placed a small order with them yesterday to try their product. Shipped the same day!
Advertised as Extra quality from Spain.
I'll report back later.


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 Post subject: Re: New Briar Website
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:36 pm 
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I ordered 10 small extra plateaux blocks a few weeks ago. Upon arrival, I immediately took them to the shop and put them on a 120 grit belt to take a look at the grain. A few have some nice grain to them, but nothing "moving". Where I was disappointed was in the fact that two of the blocks had small cracks visible on the outside. They were small and didn't look too deep, so I didn't get too concerned. Then I drilled the first block and put it to the grinder. It exposed a nasty fission and two cracks (running different directions).

I still have 9 others to cut into after I have the time to set up my new lathe <does happy dance>, so I'm hoping for the best. I'll repost after I've cut into a few more.


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 Post subject: Re: New Briar Website
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:56 am 
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It sounds like they're re-selling Jaume hom's blocks then. I had a batch directly from him in which I encountered many of those little fissures. Those are usually a sign of a hasty curing time. decent price though, so not much to complain about.

I guess the mark-up here serves to pay for the much quicker service. It takes several months to get briar from europe on the cheap

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 Post subject: Re: New Briar Website
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:33 pm 
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OK, so here is one for all you experts out there, . . . . where do you purchase top notch briar from??? What i am asking is,.... even if it cost a little extra "$$$" where is the #1 online place to purchase top quality briar?


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 Post subject: Re: New Briar Website
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:34 am 
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Boekweg wrote:
OK, so here is one for all you experts out there, . . . . where do you purchase top notch briar from??? What i am asking is,.... even if it cost a little extra "$$$" where is the #1 online place to purchase top quality briar?


Mimmo.

http://www.romeobriar.com/main.html

Rad


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 Post subject: Re: New Briar Website
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:51 pm 
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Thank you Rad.


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