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04-29-2013, 07:20 PM
This is some Koa that came from a friend that I have never met in person.
The way we know each other is because of a shared fondness for good Koa and custom knives.
Every once in a while I would email photos when I got really good Koa, and he would one up me by sending photos of pieces in his stash.
Other than that we have very little in common.

A few months ago this friend offered me a portion of his Koa stash at a reasonable price.
This is some of the Koa he had been collecting over the years.
I think I am going to owe this guy favors for the rest of my life.

This is some of the Koa that just came back from getting stabilized.
Seeing the wood before sanding, I knew it was going to be good.
But this is even better than I had expected.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/gk002_zps7582ec9e.jpg

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04-29-2013, 08:08 PM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/gk007_zps7640d093.jpg

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04-29-2013, 08:31 PM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/gk009_zpsd8996947.jpg

ejd53
04-29-2013, 09:12 PM
Woah!!! :bigeek: :jawdrop: Are you kidding me? Those are fantastic!!

cnochef
04-29-2013, 10:34 PM
Ay caramba!

Mike Davis
04-29-2013, 11:11 PM
Awwwwww ****.... Top left block, second pic....didnt see it in the store..if you still have it, send it to me please :D

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04-30-2013, 12:44 PM
I am just about to start taking individual photos and should have these in the store this afternoon.

Here are some poorly made videos.

http://youtu.be/zF6OWAjgSDI

http://youtu.be/vSZ7UyvbkCA

http://youtu.be/xbGZNJQqBvQ

Twistington
04-30-2013, 01:01 PM
Well i'm drinking vodka and got my salary a few days ago... let's see how this evening plays out. :D

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04-30-2013, 03:04 PM
My apologies to anyone who tried to call or send PMs.
When I got to work today there were a number of missed calls and messages.

Some of these blocks were already spoken for.
But........
I am just starting to list the available pieces in the web store.
Even the ugliest piece looks good.

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04-30-2013, 05:49 PM
The blocks from the first photo are in the store now.
This link will take you to the Koa. (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Wood-BLOCKS-cln-Koa/Categories)
I have photographed the blocks from photo #2 and #3.
I am in the process of adding them now.

The newest blocks start on the 2nd page.
But there are some really good ones on the 1st page as well.
Like these;

http://www.burlsource.us/media/2d/a20791513e33afe9df6002_s.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-9038/%232814-Hawaiian-Koa--dsh-/Detail)
http://www.burlsource.us/media/2d/a20791513e33b6ab9ea8f3_s.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-9039/%232815-Hawaiian-Koa--dsh-/Detail)