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Burl Source
12-26-2011, 07:07 PM
This is some of what will be coming next year.
I will make a post when I have any of this posted in our web store.
California Buckeye Burl. Obnoxious looking stuff, but some people like it.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/dec/kk003.jpg

99Limited
12-26-2011, 09:08 PM
You think your special piece of Koa is cool, I love this stuff, especially the long block in the middle of this group. This is the great thing about wood, there's something for everybody.

HHH Knives
12-26-2011, 09:15 PM
You think your special piece of Koa is cool, I love this stuff, especially the long block in the middle of this group. This is the great thing about wood, there's something for everybody.

:plus1::wow:

Darkhoek
12-27-2011, 06:01 PM
WOW! What a coincindence. I just bought a load of Buckeye burl thin lumber looking just like these pieces (burly, curly, black, blue, light three tone wood...stuff) for a saya for another project and I was wondering how the heck am I going to find matching handles for the rest of all that saya wood. Well, hello, hello! :D You just made my day a little more interesting, Mark.

DarKHOeK

sachem allison
12-27-2011, 10:08 PM
WOW! What a coincindence. I just bought a load of Buckeye burl thin lumber looking just like these pieces (burly, curly, black, blue, light three tone wood...stuff) for a saya for another project and I was wondering how the heck am I going to find matching handles for the rest of all that saya wood. Well, hello, hello! :D You just made my day a little more interesting, Mark.

DarKHOeK
welcome back!

bcrano
12-28-2011, 01:12 AM
Mark, any other hints as to what the New Year holds????

Burl Source
12-28-2011, 05:26 PM
Mark, any other hints as to what the New Year holds????
Other new woods I am in the process of cleaning up are;
Madrone Burl
Red Morrell Burl
Vasticola Burl
African Blackwood

welshstar
12-28-2011, 07:06 PM
I love this burl also.

We are a strange bunch Mark !!

Mike Davis
12-29-2011, 10:30 AM
Red Morrell and african blackwood....yummy!!!! love red morrell....

bcrano
12-30-2011, 03:19 PM
Totally jonesing to see the new offerings :bigeek:

Burl Source
12-30-2011, 05:32 PM
I am trying to time things where I can close the store on New Years Day, and then a few hours later re-open it with a couple hundred new pieces.

I am having a hard time staying focused dealing with the year end clearance stuff.
What I really want to do is post some photos of the new stuff.
But I am forcing myself to be disciplined.

kalaeb
12-30-2011, 06:19 PM
Dang, I just went to your store and it has been clear cut. Looking forward to seeing the new pieces.

Burl Source
12-30-2011, 07:45 PM
Dang, I just went to your store and it has been clear cut. Looking forward to seeing the new pieces.

There are only 179 pieces left to sell before I can start listing some of the new stuff.


Some of the New Stuff coming on the 1st
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/dec/t004.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/dec/t001.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/dec/t002.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/dec/t003.jpg

Sorry about the bad photos.

In case you haven't noticed.
Orange and Red are going to be big in 2012

PierreRodrigue
12-30-2011, 09:09 PM
Got two packages today Mark, beautiful stuff as usual!

bcrano
12-30-2011, 09:59 PM
Just had a burlgasm. The Kia and the redwood(?) are insane.

tk59
12-31-2011, 10:00 AM
Yeah, that's gotta be the wierd redwood. I also like the buckeye, lol.

Taz575
01-01-2012, 03:21 AM
I think I'm glad I found this forum....but I gotta get some money first!! I am doing up a set of 3 kitchen knives for a Game Dinner Raffle and was looking for something special for the handles. Can't wait to see the New Year update!!

SG Mason
01-01-2012, 10:17 AM
I really hope you put aside a bowie sized block of that Buckeye for me:eek2:

I still need to figure out what I am doing for handles on my brothers knives, I am thinking a light full grained main handle with a dark rich burl front piece:scratchhead:

mhenry
01-01-2012, 11:01 AM
OK, Mark the new year is 10 hours old lets see some new stuff

Mike Davis
01-01-2012, 02:16 PM
OK, Mark the new year is 10 hours old lets see some new stuff

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I agree!!! Come on Mark! sheesh....

PierreRodrigue
01-01-2012, 02:23 PM
Mark probably passed out in the wood pile! :justkidding: Time for :coffeelove:

maxim
01-01-2012, 02:26 PM
Me waiting too :bliss:

Burl Source
01-01-2012, 06:26 PM
This thread will show batches of the New Woods for 2012 as I get them added to our Webstore (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/StoreFront).

For those of you who took part in our annual year end clearance sale; "Thank You"
Hundreds of pieces were sold in just a few days. Thank you for making 2011 a great year. That enables me to get lots of new and unusual woods for 2012.

For this years wood I am trying to focus on providing some of the most dramatic knife handle woods I can find throughout the world. There will still be some budget priced pieces, but most of what you see in the store will be hard to find, high grade and unusual pieces. All of the stabilized wood is professionally stabilized by K&G. In my opinion, one of the best professional stabilizing companies there is. As before, everything in the store comes with free shipping worldwide and a money back guarantee.

The first batch of Stabilized Wood I have added to the store is Red Morrell Burl from Western Australia.
This is a very nice, Red Australian burl that I get from Western Australia each year. This comes from a small mill that harvests the burl themselves. Each year they pick out some of the very best blocks for me. This wood usually has a lot of open eyes and cracks. At least the stuff I have been able to find here in the US. To avoid that I import the pieces before they are dry. This way I can dry the wood slowly to avoid most of the common flaws. Once I have it dried I send it to K&G for stabilizing.

I only get a limited amount of this wood each year. After the pieces in the store are gone, it will probably be another year before I have more.

Stabilized Red Morrell Burl from Australia - Click on this link or the photo to see what is available in our store. (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Red-Morrell-Burl/Categories)

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/jan2012/rm001.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Red-Morrell-Burl/Categories)

As I add other new wood to our store I will make a post here.
This way you can be some of the first to see the new stuff for 2012.

Burl Source
01-01-2012, 08:01 PM
This is another Red Australian Burl from my friends in Western Australia.
Stabilized Vasticola Burl. (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Vasticola-Burl/Categories)

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/jan2012/v001.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Vasticola-Burl/Categories)

bcrano
01-02-2012, 06:34 PM
Hey Mark, whens that redwood going up? I've been killing my refresh button with overuse!

Burl Source
01-02-2012, 07:28 PM
I just finished adding these blocks of Buckeye. The redwood will be next. Probably about an hour.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/jan2012/1.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Buckeye-Burl/Categories)

maxim
01-02-2012, 07:37 PM
ohh i waited for these :bliss:
Thanks Mark

Burl Source
01-02-2012, 08:40 PM
I just finished adding some extra large redwood blocks.
These should yield 2 wa handles plus extra ferrule material.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/jan2012/002.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Farley%27s-Favorites/Categories)

bcrano
01-02-2012, 08:44 PM
http://www.burlsource.us/media/20/a207915134a1304cfef5a7_m.jpg Holy BURL! Cant wait to see it in real life!

Dave Martell
01-02-2012, 08:59 PM
Dayam!

Burl Source
01-02-2012, 09:12 PM
Holy BURL! Cant wait to see it in real life!
You got what I feel is the best I have ever seen.

bcrano
01-02-2012, 10:01 PM
I couldn't believe it. Don't know which knife or knives I want to put it on yet, but it's something special.

Burl Source
01-03-2012, 01:46 PM
Short video, kinda dumb.

http://youtu.be/rdFzcluRwwQ

bcrano
01-03-2012, 07:14 PM
Wow that buckeye went fast! Great video. Really shows what the wood looks like especially the red Australians, looks so much different in the video than just snaps.

Burl Source
01-03-2012, 08:18 PM
Wow that buckeye went fast! Great video. Really shows what the wood looks like especially the red Australians, looks so much different in the video than just snaps.
The buckeye tends to go away pretty quickly.
I still have some to trim and clean up. They should be in the store this weekend.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/jan2012/beb001.jpg

apicius9
01-03-2012, 08:24 PM
That buckeye looks exceptionally clean, hardly any voids, great stuff. I better look what I have left...

Stefan

bcrano
01-03-2012, 08:30 PM
is more Koa coming tomorrow as well?

Burl Source
01-03-2012, 09:48 PM
That buckeye looks exceptionally clean, hardly any voids, great stuff. I better look what I have left...
Stefan
That's because I threw away 3 times as much as I kept. With these ones I was able to control the drying and was mostly able to keep the eyes from opening up.


is more Koa coming tomorrow as well?
I will try.

I just finished adding a dozen blocks of stabilized Madrone burl. Good stuff. Most are $35 to $40.
Madrone is nice to work with because it does not have visible pores and you can get a glass like finish easily.

I will post a short video in the morning. Takes a couple hours to upload so I set the computer to upload to Youtube when I leave.

One of the madrone pieces made it to my favorites list. That one is $45
http://www.burlsource.us/media/20/a20791d134a69198cd8f1e_l.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Madrone-Burl/Categories)

l r harner
01-03-2012, 10:19 PM
i have a block like that and a bunch of other blocks too thanks mark BTW i have not forgot about your knife

Burl Source
01-04-2012, 12:47 PM
Here is a short video of the Madrone.

http://youtu.be/Lw8uS5ZJhyY

Burl Source
01-04-2012, 07:25 PM
Here are some Old Growth Redwood Burl blocks I just added to the store.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/jan2012/1-1.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Redwood-Burl/Categories)

bcrano
01-04-2012, 08:07 PM
That lone piece of walnut is really cool too. Arg. You sure make picking tough Mark. Holding out for the koa to drop though.

Burl Source
01-04-2012, 08:38 PM
These are some stabilized Claro Walnut burl blocks I just posted in the store. They were cut to show flamed figure on the faces of the blocks with burl eyes at the top and bottom.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/jan2012/2.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Walnut/Categories)

Burl Source
01-04-2012, 09:07 PM
That lone piece of walnut is really cool too. Arg. You sure make picking tough Mark. Holding out for the koa to drop though.
I just finished posting 4 good koa blocks and a dark buckeye.
Now it's time to cook dinner.

bcrano
01-04-2012, 09:17 PM
Only 3 Koa left :D

Taz575
01-05-2012, 11:56 PM
Just ordered 2 Claro Walnut, 2, 2nd growth Redwood Burl and 1 Madrone burl. I love that flamed 2nd growth redwood!!!

El Pescador
01-06-2012, 01:50 AM
My vasticola showed up today....great looking stuff.

Burl Source
01-06-2012, 02:13 PM
Just added a dozen blocks of stabilized Sheoak from Western Australia
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/jan2012/1-2.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Sheoak/Categories)

Burl Source
01-06-2012, 02:47 PM
Some unusual stabilized Black Oak Burl Blocks.
The grain looks like piles of spaghetti.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/jan2012/2-1.jpg (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Oak-Burl/Categories)

Burl Source
01-08-2012, 08:33 PM
Added a few more buckeye. The rest tomorrow afternoon.

unkajonet
01-08-2012, 08:38 PM
Are all the rest going to be buckeye, too?

Burl Source
01-09-2012, 01:31 PM
Are all the rest going to be buckeye, too?
There are about a dozen more buckeye, more koa, flamed redwood and a mix of other stuff.

I thought I had figured a way to get things posted more quickly, but ended up wasting a couple days work.

bcrano
01-11-2012, 04:23 PM
My order arrived today and all I can say is WOW! This is some of the nicest looking wood I've seen -- PERIOD. Particularly the redwood. If you've been on the fence about the redwood -- not to shill -- but you'd be crazy not to get it it's so nice. Stunning Koa as well. Thank you so much Mark. This burl is amazing.

Taz575
01-11-2012, 06:05 PM
I got my package today, too!!! 1 piece of Madrone, 2 of the Flamed 2nd Growth Redwood and 2 of the Claro Walnut. I had Mark cut them into scales and I am impressed. Clean, smooth cuts and I got the extra piece from the top that is thinner that will be awesome for neck knives and folders on the thinner stuff and the thicker stuff is just around 1/4" and will work awesomely for some Japanese Western Style knife rehandles!!! With the excellent cutting jobs, I can get 2-3 knives out of each block, maybe more if I do a 2 section handle, like 2 different burls! Can't wait to use these!!

Quick pic; I will get some better pics in the daylight on Friday; these just don't do them justice!
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh102/Taz575/Burls1.jpg

Burl Source
01-11-2012, 08:02 PM
My order arrived today and all I can say is WOW! This is some of the nicest looking wood I've seen -- PERIOD. Particularly the redwood. If you've been on the fence about the redwood -- not to shill -- but you'd be crazy not to get it it's so nice. Stunning Koa as well. Thank you so much Mark. This burl is amazing.
I have always thought of redwood as one of my favorites.
I sent in a few dozen more blocks to be stabilized yesterday.
Today we were milling some up for the guitar guys.
Here is one of the first slabs. Hard to tell what is there because it is rough cut, but it will be some really good stuff.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/jan2012/rw001.jpg

sachem allison
01-12-2012, 12:50 AM
Mark,
I'm an Oregon boy and one thing I miss and never see is Myrtle wood burl. Do you ever carry it and do you have any stabilized?

SpikeC
01-12-2012, 03:21 PM
Son, go here:
http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Madrone-Burl/Categories

sachem allison
01-12-2012, 05:00 PM
Son, go here:
http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Wood-cln-Madrone-Burl/Categories

thanks Spike, but no Myrtle wood. Marks got one he is working on though.

SpikeC
01-12-2012, 08:24 PM
OOps! I transcribed Madrone to Myrtle!

l r harner
01-12-2012, 11:00 PM
with the tone of the heasrt wood being all but 2 tone if you dont cut me a fe tri color blocks il be pissed

here is what i have done with soemof your wood
3624

Burl Source
01-13-2012, 03:12 PM
with the tone of the heasrt wood being all but 2 tone if you dont cut me a fe tri color blocks il be pissed
I got some really unusual pieces out of this piece. Probably a couple months before it will be dry enough to get it stabilized though.
I will make sure there are some blocks cut Harner style.