View Full Version : Just arrived, some new goodies

Delbert Ealy
05-29-2014, 02:21 PM
A small piece of some really nice light colored redwood burl.
My real treasure, some Brazilian lacewood, with figure a bit bolder than the hawwian silky oak that Mark has, but similar vibrancy and character.
I bought a bunch of this stuff enough for 80-90 handles depending on how I cut it. I still have to send it out for stabilization, so it will be a bit before I can use any of it.
I ordered this stuff a couple of weeks ago, not knowing that Mark would no longer be carrying the silky oak.
When I get it back, I'll be using this on a regular basis, this stuff is just too cool.



05-29-2014, 02:48 PM
Really nice stuff, Del! Your handles are a distinctive feature of your knives...


05-30-2014, 04:15 PM

I think if you used balsa wood, I would still be honored to work with one of your master pieces! Amazing stuff, sir.


Delbert Ealy
05-30-2014, 11:56 PM
I took a bit of time last night and cut up half of what I ordered to prepare it for sending out for stabilization. I also cut up that redwood burl.
Today I spent most of the day forging, which I have not done in awhile and man am I whipped. Just quit about an hour ago.
I sanded the lacewood, and some waterfall bubinga that is going out with the lacewood.

Thanks for the compliment.