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Burl Source
05-10-2012, 08:24 PM
This is what I am working on getting ready to go into the webstore next.
If anyone is interested I can send a PM when it is ready.

Strange - Spalted Quartersawn (or close) Sycamore
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/s001.jpg

Stranger - Spalted Sycamore Burl
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/s002.jpg

apicius9
05-10-2012, 08:46 PM
I like the burl, kinda different. Are they big enough for 2 wa handles?

Stefan

Burl Source
05-10-2012, 09:17 PM
I like the burl, kinda different. Are they big enough for 2 wa handles?
Stefan

Nope,
Most are under 2 inches wide.
Cutting the burl, there is a lot of waste in between the solid areas.

tgraypots
05-10-2012, 09:29 PM
sweet. I like sycamore.

mhenry
05-10-2012, 10:11 PM
That Spalted stuff is too cool. I plan on making me a keeper out of what I have left

Burl Source
05-11-2012, 08:42 PM
Well,
I had planned on listing the Sycamore in the webstore today.
But.........
I really messed up the photos.
I was trying to use a lower ISO and no flash.
Now I have a ton of photos that look muddy, plus they are blurry too.

Just finished new photos and should be able to get them in the store tomorrow.
Here is another bad family photo.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/1-7.jpg

and.....


http://youtu.be/1gXY3kuDvSU

Burl Source
05-12-2012, 02:07 PM
I have finished adding the new batch of Stabilized Sycamore Blocks in the web store.
This link will take you to where they are at. (http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-Stabilized-Knife-Handle-Blocks-cln-Sycamore/Categories)

sashae
05-14-2012, 10:39 AM
Mark,

Do you think you could get two scales and a Wa handle out of one of those blocks? I really, really like one of the burls, but would love to have it be more useful than a single handle if possible ;)

Mike Davis
05-14-2012, 12:01 PM
You are worse than a drug dealer...I just ordered some more ugly woods :)

Burl Source
05-14-2012, 02:21 PM
Mark,

Do you think you could get two scales and a Wa handle out of one of those blocks? I really, really like one of the burls, but would love to have it be more useful than a single handle if possible ;)

I don't think so. Unless it was for very narrow handle knives.
I try to leave the blocks wider than needed so you can position the design in the wood how it looks best with your handle.
Normally for a western handle the makers will want 1&1/2" in width
and for a wa about 1&1/4 width
Cutting removes about 1/8" of material.
So would need a piece almost 3" wide.

sashae
05-14-2012, 03:26 PM
Gotcha! I wish you had more like #2747, that thing is amazing... the eyes are unreal.