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bieniek
02-20-2012, 04:13 PM
As in the subject, any decent online shop [with good politics on postage to europe] selling nicely sized pieces of magnolia?

Marko Tsourkan
02-20-2012, 04:15 PM
Why not buy a premade one? One in magnolia.

bieniek
02-20-2012, 04:20 PM
Why do you work in wood? Or otherwise, why would you work in wood if you have good money of something else? Pleasure? Joy?

Plus am tired of all those handles shiny like dogs bollocks

Plus for the cleaver im rehandling I need a size matching my hand perfectly, like on the other I made for myself. I was thinking size of debas handle, but little higher, and half round half octagonal.

Good enough arguments :) ?

Marko Tsourkan
02-20-2012, 04:28 PM
There are better woods than magnolia (with a nicer grain too) and easier to get. For instance, natural koa will give you a great figure and good water resistance and you can also finish it with oils.

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Lefty
02-20-2012, 04:31 PM
I'm sure someone can send you a piece of plain old wood to use. Maple? Rosewood? A chunk of cherry?

bieniek
02-20-2012, 04:35 PM
http://www.mehr-als-werkzeug.de
www.brisa.fi

And the burl source with free postage if I dont find anything I like better.

I really can buy some:) But til what I planned nothing really fits.