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Burl Source
11-29-2011, 02:03 PM
UPS guy just dropped off a big heavy box for me.
90lbs of wood back from being stabilized.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/1-4.jpg

Some of these are new woods for me.
Birch, Mango, English Sycamore, Amboyna, Koa and Black Oak.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/2-2.jpg

Now, it's time to get to work cleaning them up so I can see what I really have here.

kalaeb
11-29-2011, 03:14 PM
Hmm, I see some cool looking maple.

bcrano
11-29-2011, 03:43 PM
I'll be keeping a close eye on this delivery. :)

apicius9
11-29-2011, 04:22 PM
For half price I'll take a few uncleaned ;) Looks great. Waiting for a K&G box myself, but closer to 15 pounds only...

Stefan

tgraypots
11-29-2011, 05:04 PM
sounds like a gift for myself. love the mango and black oak I got from you before.

Burl Source
11-29-2011, 05:21 PM
For half price I'll take a few uncleaned ;) Looks great. Waiting for a K&G box myself, but closer to 15 pounds only...
Stefan

You are the one that caused me to get the Mango. I had always ignored it until I saw one of your handles with Mango. Unusual but kind of cool stuff.


sounds like a gift for myself. love the mango and black oak I got from you before.
Tom, you are one of the few that are brave enough to try the unusual stuff.

apicius9
11-29-2011, 05:32 PM
I like mango, it has a nice fine structure and a little color variation which makes for a nice light colored wood that is more interesting than many others. Also spalts very nicely, and here it's local and plentiful, I should use it more... :)

Stefan

HHH Knives
11-29-2011, 05:46 PM
:bigeek::doublethumbsup:

l r harner
11-29-2011, 05:59 PM
i spy somthing amboyna (and 2 toned no less)

Burl Source
11-29-2011, 06:04 PM
Here are a few I sanded so far.
Spalted American Sycamore, Flamed English Sycamore
Mango and Koa.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/3-2.jpg

apicius9
11-29-2011, 06:25 PM
:wow: Oh boy... I shouldn't have looked again.

Stefan

Burl Source
11-29-2011, 07:07 PM
i spy somthing amboyna (and 2 toned no less)

I like the 2 tone amboyna so I cut several that way.
I just started sanding them. Here they are at 36 grit. They will get darker and redder when I sand them finer.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/4-2.jpg

Dave Martell
11-29-2011, 07:39 PM
You just know that Butch already has his finger on the trigger.

l r harner
11-29-2011, 07:44 PM
and funds in my PayPal

Mike Davis
11-30-2011, 12:18 PM
Don't buy them all Butch...I want one of them also lol. Second inside on the bottom right is awesome...You leaving any natural edges on them?

Burl Source
11-30-2011, 01:18 PM
I guess this means I should clean up the amboyna first.
Some are cut for a large WA, others might yield 2 or more.

These days most of the amboyna out there is the orange stuff.
I was really happy to get this old red one.

Burl Source
11-30-2011, 07:13 PM
In an attempt to show the blocks more accurately I am experimenting with a scanner.
It shows the color and grain really good, but does not show the figure and dimensions of the block very well.

The amboyna did not turn out as red as I had expected. More like a red/orange. But I still like it.
What do you guys think? Is this stuff any good?

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/img036.jpg

tk59
11-30-2011, 07:17 PM
Even dark amboyna is kinda light-colored to me but I'm sure there's a market for this stuff, Mark.

Burl Source
11-30-2011, 07:33 PM
Here are the same blocks but a photo instead of a scan.
I think it makes the pieces look more lifelike. But maybe it's just me.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/ups001.jpg

tk59
11-30-2011, 07:38 PM
I think you should do both. If I had to choose one, I'd go for the scan. I like seeing the detail and I think the lighting will be more consistent.

Burl Source
11-30-2011, 07:48 PM
I was starting to think the same thing about doing both.
Here is an individual block positioned like I usually do for my web store.
The 1st one (photo) looks more like it would in daylight setting. Colors are accurate.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/p.jpg
The 2nd one (scan) looks how it would if you hold it directly under a bright light.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/s.jpg

tk59
11-30-2011, 08:03 PM
interesting. the color is a lot better on the normal pic. i guess that is to be expected. you definitely need to normal photos.

SpikeC
11-30-2011, 08:56 PM
This stuff is obviously worthless, send it to me and I will dispose of it for you, no charge!

tgraypots
11-30-2011, 09:01 PM
This stuff is obviously worthless, send it to me and I will dispose of it for you, no charge!
no, no,'no. I can use it to fuel my wood burning oven, and I'll break down and pay the shipping.

apicius9
11-30-2011, 09:37 PM
interesting. the color is a lot better on the normal pic. i guess that is to be expected. you definitely need to normal photos.

I would assume that the lens and the software in your camera are better than in the scanner, but the scanner resolution looks decent enough for web pics. So, you could just import the scanned jpgs into a photo software, boost the contrast and saturation a little bit, and get the best of both. Of course, you still get only 2 dimensions that way.

Stefan

SpikeC
11-30-2011, 09:57 PM
Given the variation in the calibration from computer to computer and monitor to monitor what you post is pretty much irrelevant to what people will actually see, color wise. Keep posting anyway.

l r harner
11-30-2011, 11:16 PM
the for reall pics are easer for me to judge how the sapwood and grain run

tk59
11-30-2011, 11:19 PM
Given the variation in the calibration from computer to computer and monitor to monitor what you post is pretty much irrelevant to what people will actually see, color wise. Keep posting anyway.True. Nevertheless, I bet the scanner pics look worse on most, if not all monitors.

JohnnyChance
12-01-2011, 01:52 AM
I really like the scanned pictures. The color is going to change when it is finished anyway, and like Spike said, monitor calibrations are different all over. You could also do what Stefan said and adjust some sliders in any number of free photo editing software and get the color to better reflect how it looks.

Or just include both when you can. I mean, it's only twice the work. :D

I would be grabbing one of these if I hadn't just gotten some like this last week.

Burl Source
12-01-2011, 01:08 PM
I cleaned up some of the Mango and posted some for sale at BF because I was requested to do so by a regular customer.
First I posted a couple photos and they just didn't look near as nice as in real life.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/1m009.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/1m008.jpg

Then I tried making a video. That showed the blocks a lot better.


http://youtu.be/cKvSpDOsgD0

SpikeC
12-01-2011, 01:27 PM
Wow! That's some crazy cool stuff!

l r harner
12-01-2011, 02:34 PM
you knwo a video of you turning the blocks over and what not woudl really he lp me but im not sure the time it takes to make it woudl be worth it

Burl Source
12-01-2011, 04:49 PM
Here is a koa video I just finished.

http://youtu.be/EgZwCoLKVgc

El Pescador
12-01-2011, 05:02 PM
oh wow!

apicius9
12-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Great stuff, all of it. That koa is heirloom quality, and the mango has a beautiful curl. I am a little green with envy about your wood - and your sources for this quality stuff...

Stefan

Burl Source
12-01-2011, 06:59 PM
Great stuff, all of it. That koa is heirloom quality, and the mango has a beautiful curl. I am a little green with envy about your wood - and your sources for this quality stuff...
Stefan

Hey Stefan,
The guy I get the Koa from just sends me a note and says "I have some koa you will want", I just ask how much money to send. He is my most expensive source but has some good stuff. The mango, I just got lucky.

mhenry
12-01-2011, 07:20 PM
Wow!! That is beautiful Koa. When can we see it on the site?

Burl Source
12-01-2011, 08:09 PM
Wow!! That is beautiful Koa. When can we see it on the site?
The ones in the video sold today. They were cut wider at a special request by some of the guys who make fighters.
But..... I have more from the same piece that are cut to kitchen knife sizes that I will post on the website this weekend.

bcrano
12-02-2011, 12:41 AM
Mango looks great. Any Birch burl coming in?

Burl Source
12-02-2011, 01:29 PM
Mango looks great. Any Birch burl coming in?

Several months ago I bought some Birch from a wholesaler back east.
He sent me something other than what I had asked for and got kind of sh**ty when I called him up about it.
If he would have done things right I would have been a good regular customer.
But.......

I was able to get some decent blocks and a lot of kindling.
This is one of the better ones. Not burl, but some pretty good figure.
I should be able to have these cleaned up and on the website sometime this weekend.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/b1001.jpg

Eamon Burke
12-02-2011, 04:41 PM
The videos are amazing. That wood is just unreal.

apicius9
12-02-2011, 04:45 PM
The ones in the video sold today. They were cut wider at a special request by some of the guys who make fighters.
But..... I have more from the same piece that are cut to kitchen knife sizes that I will post on the website this weekend.

:( I loved the wider cuts, they would have made two blanks for me at the price of one ;) But I have one block of koa I need to cut into, that may be nice enough.

Stefan

Stefan

welshstar
12-02-2011, 07:37 PM
I was starting to think the same thing about doing both.
Here is an individual block positioned like I usually do for my web store.
The 1st one (photo) looks more like it would in daylight setting. Colors are accurate.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/p.jpg
The 2nd one (scan) looks how it would if you hold it directly under a bright light.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/novem/s.jpg



Mark

Did anyone claim the wood from pic 21 yet ? Id love to purchase it is just awesome

Thanks

Alan