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RRLOVER
09-24-2011, 11:22 AM
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Here's another one of the poorly stabilized spalted wood I purchased.I had two blocks explode while drilling the tang holes:slaphead:,you get what you pay for.What do you guys think about the rounding of the end of the handle.

tk59
09-24-2011, 11:50 AM
Hmm. I'm not sure I feel strongly one way or the other as far as rounding. I think it's a nice-looking handle though. I think maybe it's a little strange to have straight lines on one end and curved lines at the other? As far as stabilization, I don't understand why a poorly stabilized piece would explode. Is it just pressure from the clamp?

jwhite
09-24-2011, 11:54 AM
I like it..... a lot.:thumbsup:

What bit were you using? I usually set the RPMs low and use minimal pressure and back out a lot to clear the hole of dust and shavings when working with any burl... tricky stuff.

RRLOVER
09-24-2011, 12:03 PM
They exploded due to the spalting.I was told to try and break the block with my hand to ensure they are solid.They both came apart on a spalting line when I was drilling.

tk59
09-24-2011, 12:15 PM
I see. Thanks.

mhenry
09-24-2011, 02:37 PM
Beautiful!! I like it. What are you going to put it on?

RRLOVER
09-24-2011, 09:38 PM
I have eight blades in the process of being heat treated.

Burl Source
09-26-2011, 04:17 PM
I just noticed this thread.
The wood in the photo looks a lot like some of my spalted maple burl.
At the very least I can tell that it is west coast spalted maple burl.

If the wood came from me, let me know and I will send you a full refund of what you paid.

Their are certain structural issues to keep in mind when using spalted woods.
I don't want to hijack the thread so I will post a thread in my subforum about spalted woods.

RRLOVER
09-27-2011, 07:50 AM
I just noticed this thread.
The wood in the photo looks a lot like some of my spalted maple burl.
At the very least I can tell that it is west coast spalted maple burl.

If the wood came from me, let me know and I will send you a full refund of what you paid.

Their are certain structural issues to keep in mind when using spalted woods.
I don't want to hijack the thread so I will post a thread in my subforum about spalted woods.


The wood did not come from you.The person I purchased it from did the stabilizing himself.I knew better then to purchase wood that was not stabilized by right company but I bought the wood anyway:bashhead: Once they get mounted and have a few coats of tru oil they will be just fine.

Marko Tsourkan
09-27-2011, 08:54 AM
The wood did not come from you.The person I purchased it from did the stabilizing himself.I knew better then to purchase wood that was not stabilized by right company but I bought the wood anyway:bashhead: Once they get mounted and have a few coats of tru oil they will be just fine.

Mario,
is this an adaptation of Rader's construction, or is it an optical illusion? I see a little curve to the end cap.

M

RRLOVER
09-27-2011, 11:26 PM
Mario,
is this an adaptation of Rader's construction, or is it an optical illusion? I see a little curve to the end cap.

M

Yes, there is a curve on the end cap.

Marko Tsourkan
09-28-2011, 10:53 PM
Very cool.