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Burl Source
10-01-2012, 01:59 PM
I have been searching for years to find a good source for high grade Karelian Birch.
Today a sample package of these blocks showed up in the mail.
One of the forum members here helped me to get this wood from Russia.
I am really excited about this wood and will try to get a lot more of this. These ones are on their way to K&G for stabilizing.
When I get them back they will be more of an amber color. The figure in these will be very 3 dimensional with a lot of random contrasting dark lines. These have much better quality figure than any I have been able to find before.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/b001.jpg

SpikeC
10-01-2012, 03:24 PM
Yowzer Bowser! Themselves some purty pieces!

kalaeb
10-01-2012, 03:56 PM
I have been resisting your temptations for a long time. But these will sink me. Beautiful.

Luke_G
10-01-2012, 04:10 PM
just beautiful!

Burl Source
10-01-2012, 04:21 PM
I am trying to get several dozen more.
I have looked at a lot of Karelian and Masur Birch over the years.
But I've never seen any like this except in photos.
So I knew it existed, just where to find it.

Cutty Sharp
10-01-2012, 05:11 PM
Wow, that's nice wood! Looks almost like golden cork. ;) Would love to see it in wa-form. Could be the first 'custom' wood I'd like as a wa. :pardon:

Burl Source
10-01-2012, 06:01 PM
I think this with a blackwood ferrule would satisfy even the most conservative handle critics.
Just teasing you.

El Pescador
10-01-2012, 07:07 PM
I am in.

RRLOVER
10-01-2012, 09:34 PM
Those look beautiful.....I'll take two please:D

Johnny.B.Good
10-01-2012, 09:51 PM
Yes please.

kalaeb
10-01-2012, 10:02 PM
Those look beautiful.....I'll take two please:D

Well....if we are reserving pieces I will take one too:)

Muhahaha

Really, I just keep comming back and looking at it.

mhenry
10-01-2012, 11:41 PM
I gotta have some too please

Cutty Sharp
10-02-2012, 12:13 AM
I think this with a blackwood ferrule would satisfy even the most conservative handle critics. Just teasing you.

Hehe... but shhh! Please don't tell anyone if I like it.