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Burl Source
02-06-2013, 10:20 PM
Last year I bought a log section of snakewood from one of the knife makers on the knife forums. He had a log section that had been in his shop for a number of years and decided to sell it as a whole section instead of cutting it up. I was able to get these 6 good solid blocks and lots of waste. I learned that cutting snakewood is like cutting ironwood. Not something I will be doing again. I left the blocks sitting in my shop for several months so I could watch it to make sure they would not have any cracking or movement. Turns out it was good old dry stuff and there was no movement. These 6 blocks are priced to make me break even after what I paid for the log section and shipping. I used some of the cut off waste pieces and made some chopsticks with this wood. A little thin CA glue when I saw any hairline checks, but other than that it was fairly easy to work with and finished up beautifully. This is natural wood, it has not been chemically stabilized.

These 6 blocks have been added to our web store in the Natural Hardwood Blocks Section. (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Natural-Wood-BLOCKS/Categories)
If you go to the store, go to the bottom of the page or click on the Snakewood link (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Natural-Wood-BLOCKS-cln-Snakewood/Categories).

Or you can just click on the photo. If you get an item not found message that will mean they are all gone.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/1212/1_zps1b7e86bd.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Natural-Wood-BLOCKS-cln-Snakewood/Categories)

A note to all of our Repeat Customers
There are no longer any discount codes for repeat customers. Last year forum members and repeat customers could get a discount by entering a promotional code during checkout.
At year end when we ran financial reports we found that over 90% of the purchases were being made by repeat customers. So we decided instead of making you enter a special code, we just lowered the prices on everything instead. Also, now with any larger orders the store software automatically gives a 7% discount on orders over $200. You don't have to do anything extra. The software does it for you.

We have recently ended Free International Shipping because of the postal rate increases.
Now International Shipping is $10 per item. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Von blewitt
02-07-2013, 07:52 AM
Just picked up one of these, my first order for you Mark! I'm betting it won't be my last. Thanks

Burl Source
02-07-2013, 03:10 PM
The 3 best ones went away last night. All to forum members here.
Thanks Guys