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El Pescador
12-07-2011, 10:50 PM
I have found myself recently stocking up on wood from Mark for handles for knives that I don't even own yet. Anybody else sitting on a pile of wood without knives to put them on or is it just me?

The reason I brought this up was I just bought a block of the Koa he just got in-I couldn't resist!
Pesky

Dave Martell
12-07-2011, 10:52 PM
I have found myself recently stocking up on wood from Mark for handles for knives that I don't even own yet. Anybody else sitting on a pile of wood without knives to put them on or is it just me?

Pesky


I can't wait to hear what people say. I have a funny feeling there's more than a few of you wood-a-holic hoarders here. :)

apicius9
12-07-2011, 11:09 PM
I don't even know what you are talking about...

Stefan

Dave Martell
12-07-2011, 11:11 PM
I don't even know what you are talking about...

Stefan


It's technical name is Stefan-Syndrome

Eamon Burke
12-07-2011, 11:21 PM
I have 3 blocks--stablized black palm, stablized quilted maple, and red malee burl. And I only have plans to use one of them on a knife I currently own.

So yes.
:Stefan:

Marko Tsourkan
12-07-2011, 11:44 PM
I have a few G worth of wood for handles, boards, accessories, you name it. Too lazy to sort through and send to K&G to stabilize. :)

99Limited
12-07-2011, 11:51 PM
I've been bitten by this bug. I have 5 blocks from Mark and I just bought one from Randy. At least this habit is cheaper that buying knives. Oh, wait a minute, this habit perpetuates the other one doesn't it?

l r harner
12-08-2011, 12:00 AM
i have a 27 drawer kobalt tool cheast for handle stuffs and i think i need a 2nd

Delbert Ealy
12-08-2011, 12:06 AM
i have a 27 drawer kobalt tool cheast for handle stuffs and i think i need a 2nd

I have 2, and a pile of unstabilized wood
Del

bcrano
12-08-2011, 12:07 AM
I have a couple pieces floating around... But I want to play supermarket sweep in Marko or Stefan's collections... Just put 60 seconds on the clock and give me a cart!

bcrano
12-08-2011, 12:09 AM
Anybody have any willow burl in their epic collections they feel like parting with?

apicius9
12-08-2011, 12:14 AM
The nice thing about this forum is that I am not the craziest one anymore :) I have a hard time counting, but I know I have at least 5-6G in wood, probably more. Actually, I just bought enough for about 100 handles this week alone... The stuff sits in tubs and on shelves, much less organized than Butch and Del.

Stefan

P.S. Sorry, no willow burl. I am limiting the variety a bit, too tough to keep up with everything.

sachem allison
12-08-2011, 12:34 AM
i have ten pieces of spalted maple burl blocks that need to be stabilized, two large madrone burl blocks and two large redwood burl blocks and one set of redwood burl scales that also need to be stabilized.

Delbert Ealy
12-08-2011, 12:45 AM
The nice thing about this forum is that I am not the craziest one anymore :) I have a hard time counting, but I know I have at least 5-6G in wood, probably more. Actually, I just bought enough for about 100 handles this week alone... The stuff sits in tubs and on shelves, much less organized than Butch and Del.

Stefan

P.S. Sorry, no willow burl. I am limiting the variety a bit, too tough to keep up with everything.



Its actually one of the few things I am really organized about, I have a seperate drawer for each type of wood, although there a couple that have to share a drawer. My top drawer is the most sparse, its for ivory and pearl.
Del

tk59
12-08-2011, 01:20 AM
I started acquiring a little here and there a few months ago. I now have about a dozen blocks. I have some handles that need making but I can't decide what block to use. I just pick them up and stare at them and then put them away until I get the urge to attempt to decide again...:dontknow:

JohnnyChance
12-08-2011, 03:35 AM
Anybody have any willow burl in their epic collections they feel like parting with?

I had a piece around here somewhere...where did it go...oh, yes, now I remember! I sent it out to Rader so he could slap it on my next knife. Sorry 'bout that.

I have a small pile, although it is diminishing as I get knives/handles made. I've had about 5 pieces from Mark/Burl Source, 3 are handles or being made into handles, 2 are still to be decided. I've had a bunch of pieces from Craig Stevens as well, 1 is done, 3 are in the works, and 2 are already pegged for an upcoming project. And then I have about 6 other pieces from other vendors lingering around here somewhere. Running out of projects, so I am slowing down on the stockpiling, but if I see an amazing piece I will still grab it, just in case.

kalaeb
12-08-2011, 04:18 PM
You guys are crazy. I have no idea what you are all talking about

Pensacola Tiger
12-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Guilty as charged. Blocks and scales for more knives than I own at the moment. I guess this makes me a Junior Woodchuck?

Twistington
12-08-2011, 04:50 PM
The pile is growing, guess I have wood for 20-25 knives or so atm. :)

add
12-08-2011, 04:51 PM
Guilty as charged. Blocks and scales for more knives than I own at the moment. I guess this makes me a Junior Woodchuck?

Merit badge sent... :biggrin:

jmforge
12-08-2011, 05:26 PM
I have tons of wood, including some like ancient Kauri that I have yet to use and other stuff like ebony, that I don't use anymore.

Mike Davis
12-09-2011, 01:25 AM
I have enough wood to keep 10 full time makers busy for a few years....I am about to start counting it by tons....

bcrano
12-13-2011, 03:51 PM
When does Craig Stevens start his ebay auctions? Is it Tuesdays?

Josh
12-13-2011, 04:11 PM
guilty. 9 blocks and growing:whistling:

El Pescador
12-13-2011, 04:45 PM
and my pile keeps growing...

tk59
12-13-2011, 06:58 PM
and my pile keeps growing...What did you get this time?

kalaeb
12-13-2011, 07:04 PM
I have tons of wood, including some like ancient Kauri that I have yet to use and other stuff like ebony, that I don't use anymore.


That ancient Kauri polishes up beautifully. You should make use of it on your next knife. (Looks great with coper)

El Pescador
12-13-2011, 07:04 PM
maple burl

apicius9
12-13-2011, 07:08 PM
That ancient Kauri polishes up beautifully. You should make use of it on your next knife. (Looks great with coper)

I killed three kauri whitebait blanks on the drill press recently, it just split/cracked on me. Looks great when done, but seems to be a bit temperamental at times.

Stefan