Located some pretty nice walnut not long ago and shipped it to Al Lind in Spokane for turning to fit a Ruger number 3 custom last Saturday. Since it was wood and very well packed in a sturdy box, and then wrapped in bubblepack and enclosed in peanuts (the same way it came to me btw). I didn't insure it. I've shipped walnut before, but never had a problem. Al contacted me last night with the sad news. Box had arrived ripped open with no contents enclosed. Inside was the note I had sent to Al with the wood. Had also written my name on each piece of wood with a Sharpie just so there would be no confusion on Al's part (he turns lots of wood).
Anyway, here is what was send in the next two photo's and here's and below that the pictures of what arrived. And I thought UPS was hard on stuff.
Makes you a tad sick for sure. Not only do I have to dig up some nice wood somewhere, but I bought this at a good price and it was over 25 years old.
I'll contact the local post office today and Al's going to talk to the folks on his end. I'm however 99.9% certain this is gone forever.
PS. Anyway, if anyone has anything laying around in the English category they want to part with. If so, drop me a PM. Thanks :(