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PierreRodrigue
05-23-2011, 10:34 PM
Hey guys, this thread is a central place for those of you with orders with me to see the handle materials I have available, and potentially choose what strikes your fancy.
1http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blocki.jpg
2http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockh.jpg
3http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockg.jpg
4http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockf.jpg
5http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blocke.jpg
6http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockd.jpg
7http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockc.jpg
8http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blocka.jpg
9http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockj.jpg
10http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/block2.jpg

Jim
05-23-2011, 11:22 PM
They are SICK! wowwowowow!

apicius9
05-23-2011, 11:34 PM
Looks like you are paying Craig's kids way through college ;) great stuff!

Stefan

PierreRodrigue
05-23-2011, 11:43 PM
Number 10
Number 7

Spoken for.

PierreRodrigue
05-24-2011, 12:58 AM
One more...
11http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockk.jpg

One again, accidently deleted it.
1http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockj-1.jpg

JohnnyChance
05-24-2011, 01:06 AM
I have a block that looks like it could be from the same chunk of wood as #8. Really nice piece, as all of Craig's pieces seem to be. He (and now Pierre) have some of the best Buckeye Burl I have ever seen, great blues and purples and copper in there.

kalaeb
05-24-2011, 01:41 AM
Wow, those are beautiful!

mattrud
05-24-2011, 02:36 AM
Sick, just sick!

oivind_dahle
05-24-2011, 02:47 AM
Nice wood!

peterm
05-24-2011, 08:18 PM
Wow those are really something Pierre.

Could you also put what kind of wood each is?

PierreRodrigue
05-24-2011, 08:57 PM
A couple more...
12http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockl.jpg
13http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockm.jpg

Tristan
05-24-2011, 09:13 PM
Which one do you guys think would go well with a damascus blade?

PierreRodrigue
05-24-2011, 09:21 PM
THE WOODS
1. Buckeye burl
2. Marcian masure birch burl
3. Box elder burl
4. Box elder burl
5. Spalted chechen burl
6. Spalted marcian masure birch burl
7. Marcian masure birch burl
8. Teal and black buckeye burl scales
9. Chechen Burl
10. Redish spalted marcian masure birch burl
11. Spalted marcian masure birch burl
12. Diamond willow burl
13. Diamond willow burl

Opps, did it again!
9http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blocki-1.jpg

RobinW
05-24-2011, 10:58 PM
Hmmmm, I'd be interested in no 13 for mine.... Plain stainless pin(s) if needed.

I like that it looks almost scary, kind of "Blair Witch Project"

PierreRodrigue
05-24-2011, 11:06 PM
Numbers 12 and 13 spoken for.

Potato42
05-25-2011, 02:43 AM
Man I like pretty much all of those. Threads like this make me feel like I'm part termite or something.:drool:

Lefty
05-25-2011, 09:51 AM
Great stuff, Pierre!
I'm looking for some box elder Burl with nice light green and tan threading. Do you have anything like that? :p

PierreRodrigue
05-25-2011, 10:28 PM
Will this work?
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/block2-1.jpg


#2, #7, #10, #12, #13spoken for

Lefty
05-25-2011, 10:40 PM
I'll take it! :D

JohnnyChance
05-26-2011, 12:44 AM
Now that's customer service there folks! Great looking piece.

Craig's wood sells knives:
"Hey, I have these woods for sale."
"Ill take that one."
"You have to buy a knife to put it on."
"Ok, Ill take one."

PierreRodrigue
05-26-2011, 08:52 PM
#6 spoken for.

RobinW
05-26-2011, 09:48 PM
Pierre, If i'm the one for 13, will it be enough for a Wa? If I'm not the one, a similar pattern/colour will do nicely!

Thanks!

PierreRodrigue
06-25-2011, 12:13 AM
A few more...
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/mapleburl3.jpg Maple burl 3
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/Mapleburl2.jpg Maple burl 2
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/Mapleburl1.jpg Maple burl 1
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/Buckeyeburl.jpg Buckeye burl
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/Redwoodburl3.jpg Redwood Burl

All these are stabilized.

JohnnyChance
06-25-2011, 12:22 AM
All these are awesome.

Fixed that for you.

Redwood Burl and Maple Burl #1 are my favorites.

apicius9
06-25-2011, 12:51 AM
I emailed with Craig over the past few days and he mentioned it's a buyers' market right now. I didn't watch the scales, but last round several didn't sell and many for the starting bid, so this may be a good time to keep your eyes open. I got some nice blocks for little over the starting bid - needed to secure my world domination on raindrop pattern Honduran rosewood ;)

Stefan

kalaeb
06-25-2011, 01:08 AM
Wow, those are great. Are those from Craig too? I really need to pay attention to his bids.

PierreRodrigue
06-25-2011, 01:19 AM
No these are from another vendor. He has a huge selection, not all fancy like this stuff, but still very nice.

PierreRodrigue
07-26-2011, 12:06 AM
here are some of the blocks I had ordered for wa handles. I gave them the hose treatment to "brighten" them up a bit.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/Picture1891.jpg

Darkhoek
07-26-2011, 03:56 AM
WOW. You have scored some really spectacular burls there, Sir. Looking forward so seeing them develop into handles on your beautiful blades.

DarKHOeK

Eamon Burke
07-26-2011, 04:14 PM
Gorgeous! What's number 8 from the left?

PierreRodrigue
07-26-2011, 07:00 PM
Its stabilized dyed maple burl

Dave Martell
07-27-2011, 12:08 AM
Nice haul Pierre!

RobinW
07-28-2011, 04:50 PM
Hi Pierre,

I am interested in 1, 4 & 11 from the left for my knife, would it be possible to send me pics of them more in close-up?

Thanks