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12-10-2012, 04:17 PM
One of the forum members has been helping me to get this wood from Russia. Without his help I would never be able to get this quality of Karelian Birch, so thank you LK.
He is friends with the owners of a knife company over there. They watch for top grade pieces of Karelian Birch, and when they get enough for a package they send it to me. In return I send them some of the stabilized woods they are unable to get in Russia. Works out good for both of us.

A new package showed up today.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/kb001.jpg
This is Karelian Birch. An unusual sort of figured Birch that comes from the Karelian mountains in Russia.
You can't tell from the photos but this wood has very 3 dimensional figure.
When I get it stabilized the coloring changes to a rich amber color and the figure really stands out.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/kb002.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/kb003.jpg

Now it's time to pack it back up and send it to K&G for stabilizing.
These should be available in the web store in 3 or 4 weeks.
This batch I will be saving a piece for myself.

Crothcipt
12-10-2012, 04:22 PM
I love the piece I got for Del's petty sale last mo.. It looks even better in person, not sure what is missing but it certainly is worth it.

Johnny.B.Good
12-10-2012, 05:43 PM
I think this stuff looks really, really good.