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Burl Source
04-28-2012, 07:29 PM
I am not sure if it was a good idea to put my real name and phone number in my signature line here at the forums. Doing that makes it possible for crazy people to call me on the phone.

El Pescador from the forum here called me on the phone.
He had a bright idea that he wanted to tell me about.
This might not be exactly what he said but it gives you the general idea.

He said, "You live in Southern Oregon where all the hippies are at, and they tie dye everything. So how about tie dyed wood?"
Well, it was an idea that was just strange enough that I thought I would see what I could come up with.

Here are a couple blocks from the first batches. Black for the conservatives like Salty, and multicolor blue for the more adventurous types.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/001-3.jpg

So what do you think?
Is El Pescador one of those crazy people?
Or did he have a good idea?
Me.....I'm on the fence. Could go either way.

Crothcipt
04-28-2012, 07:31 PM
I like both of them.

Burl Source
04-28-2012, 07:32 PM
I like both of them.
So does that mean you don't think Pesky is a crazy person?

Andrew H
04-28-2012, 07:36 PM
So what do you think?
Is El Pescador one of those crazy people?
Or did he have a good idea?

As my dad would say, 'you're living under the tyranny of the or.' He's both! :D

Crothcipt
04-28-2012, 07:42 PM
lol. not sure if liking ty die is crazy. I can see how using these over many other things out there. I can see someone wanting similar for a customer, or themselves. Maybe just living in Oregon causes people to be "crazy"

Burl Source
04-28-2012, 07:43 PM
Wait a second,
I'm the one in Oregon, not Pesky!

I am just teasing about El Pescador.
He is a friend and has come up with some good ideas.

The hekler
04-28-2012, 07:50 PM
I also like both... The tie dye blue actually remind you of a piece I bought off you a while ago with some odd blues and purple type stuff going on... I wouldn't put it on a serious Japanese knife of mine(eventually those will all have redwood and ebony or buffalo horn), but for a nice set of scales on something I see more whimsical I'd like it alot.

Twistington
04-28-2012, 07:57 PM
Well not crazy... but maybe he's a hippie at heart. :)

The top one was pretty neat but the other piece, a bit too adventurous for me.

Eamon Burke
04-28-2012, 08:12 PM
I think it's rad

MadMel
04-28-2012, 08:49 PM
Love the top one!

Dave Martell
04-28-2012, 09:11 PM
I like the wood but you've got to be more careful who you talk to on the phone. :D

Deckhand
04-28-2012, 09:30 PM
Hmm in regards to crazy people. Maybe yes maybe no. For those that remember. The guy that invented pet rock sold quite a few. I guess sales will dictate preferences.

Burl Source
04-28-2012, 09:41 PM
I like the wood but you've got to be more careful who you talk to on the phone. :D

That's what I thought.
I am just teasing Pesky. I hope I don't get in trouble with him joking around like this.
I think he came up with a great idea.
I had come up with similar results in the past by accident. But after talking to him I decided to see what I could come up with when I tried for these results on purpose.

tgraypots
04-28-2012, 09:58 PM
I like 'em both! Get yur freak on knife dudes!

apicius9
04-28-2012, 09:59 PM
So what do you think?
Is El Pescador one of those crazy people?
Or did he have a good idea?
Me.....I'm on the fence. Could go either way.

Typical error of overgeneralization. I have talked numerous times to Pesky on the phone and he clearly is a crazy person, But that doesn't mean he can't have a good idea occasionally ;)

I like them both, the funky one definitely is not for everyone but the dying came out really great. The black one I would buy, that would look really nice. Is that maple burl? Hard to tell with the distracting colors...

Stefan

Burl Source
04-28-2012, 10:03 PM
Yes, it is Maple Burl.
I found that when there are red/orange areas in the wood, those portions resist the dye.
First time it happened I thought ***. But they were some of the first pieces to sell.
Shows you what I know.

kalaeb
04-28-2012, 10:55 PM
I think it's rad

Been decades since I have heard that. Rad!

tk59
04-28-2012, 11:57 PM
This stuff is not dissimilar to the blue silk oak stuff. Pesky is crazy, btw, regardless of whether it was a good idea or not.

Deckhand
04-29-2012, 01:27 AM
I think it's rad

I was carving the high line and went over the falls totally biffed it on the rocks got a big gnarly gash in my wetsuit it was rad!:biggrin:

apicius9
04-29-2012, 01:30 AM
Is this some kind of code?

Deckhand
04-29-2012, 01:36 AM
Is this some kind of code?

Hmm.. Hawaiian code. Shaka bra go for surf today howlie.:biggrin:

BTW I love Hawaii. I spent a lot of time there and was baptized on Diamond Head.