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SKITTLE BALLS
Lignum Vitae - Unknown
Angelim Vermelho - Unavailable
Reconditioned Sets - Limitied Smaller Range will become Available

SKITTLE PINS
Sets made from Sycamore available 3-4 Weeks. Please enquire for more details.

SKITTLE PINS AND BALLS

WOODEN SKITTLE BALL NOTICE


NEW WOODEN SKITTLE BALLS ARE UNAVAILABLE

Skittle Balls have historically been turned from Lignum Vitae; HOWEVER it is now extremely unlikely I will receive any more Timber. The Material comes from the South American Rainforest; and due to harvesting to near extinction there are trade restrictions under CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention - Lignum Vitae comes in this category). Once in the UK it requires Import Licences etc; my supplier has not received any stocks and it is now extremely unlikely that any will become available. In addition the quality of the timber has declined over the years and is becoming extremely poor.

Angelim Vermelho is an alternative material; slightly lighter in weight that has been used; HOWEVER I have not been able to secure any in a quantity that I can handle and store, until this becomes possible I will not be able to produce any sets.

Reconditioned smaller Lignum Vitae; sets may become available during the year, however this is dependant on the availability of older sets and the size of the sets. I don't anticipate these being larger than 4 3/4".

DUE TO THE FACT THAT THERE IS NO TIMBER AVAILABLE I AM CURRENTLY UNABLE TO OFFER A PRICE AS I DO NOT KNOW THE COST OF THE MATERIAL. SHOULD YOU WISH TO RESERVE A SET FOR WHEN TIMBER BECOMES AVAILABLE I AM HAPPY TO DO SO ON PAYMENT OF A DEPOSIT OF £50; WHICH WOULD BE DEDUCTED FROM THE FINAL COST BUT NOT REFUNDABLE SHOULD YOU DECIDE NOT TO COMPLETE THE ORDER. I AM HAVING TO TAKE THIS APPROACH TO AVOID PURCHASING TIMBER THEN HAVING TEAMS DECIDE NOT TO PURCHASE DUE TO PRICE OR FOLDING. THE COST OF THE MATERIAL AND NUMBER OF ADVANCED ORDERS WILL AFFECT AVAILABILITY.

If you require any further information please feel free to contact us either by email; I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.