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  1. Double Forum Discount until end of month

    Double Discount until the 31st
    A Thank You for your loyalty
    I just wanted to let you all know that the forum discount is doubled between now and the end of the month. You and the other forum...
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    You do have an in store credit from a contest...

    You do have an in store credit from a contest elsewhere (in case you didn't know)
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    Video Dyed African Anigre

    I sent a small batch of curly Anigre blocks to K&G so I could see what they would be like dyed and stabilized.
    I think they turned out pretty good. I just added 11 blocks to our web store priced at...
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    I know I am going a bit off topic here,...

    I know I am going a bit off topic here, but........
    I stink at photos but am getting better....I think.
    Koa can be a tough one, and the background can change the way the camera records the the...
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    Bummer about the photo but that looks like a good...

    Bummer about the photo but that looks like a good piece of Koa.
    I don't think your photo is showing accurate colors either.
    My opinion is that it looks like a good piece with great figure.
    I can...
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    Clearance Sale Stabilized Blocks

    I just finished going through my store inventory looking at everything with a critical eye.
    Pieces that weren't quite as fancy as some of the others and pieces that have been in the store too long...
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    You're looking good Dave.

    You're looking good Dave.
  8. Spalted Oregon Maple Burl - Bold & Colorful Stabilized Blocks

    I just finished adding 3 dozen new stabilized blocks of Spalted Oregon Maple Burl to our store.
    These blocks range in size from shorts to way oversized pieces. These are very very good pieces.
    This...
  9. Surprisingly there are still some of these blocks...

    Surprisingly there are still some of these blocks left.
    Here's a link
  10. While the plywood will be fine, you might...

    While the plywood will be fine, you might consider a plastic laminate. Kind of a generic formica.
    Easy to apply with contact cement and cleans up real nicely. Spills wipe up instead of soak in....
  11. Ringed Gidgee - New Stabilized Blocks

    I just finished posting some stabilized Ringed Gidgee blocks in our web store. Most of them are oversized.
    These blocks range from light to good figure so they are priced lower than the really bold...
  12. Blue & Green Maple Burl & Snakeskin Sycamore New Stabilized Blocks

    Another big batch of Dyed wood just came back from K&G. These are ones I have gotten cleaned up and posted in our web store. I think they turned out good.
    This link will take you to the new dyed...
  13. Video - New Stabilized Blocks Ancient Bog Oak

    I just posted several new stabilized blocks of Ancient Bog Oak in our web store.
    This batch contains blocks that were carbon dated to be 3400 years, 3720 years and 5460 years old.
    Each block comes...
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    I am assuming that you mean like cutting a slab...

    I am assuming that you mean like cutting a slab off a log end.
    Usually a piece like that will eventually crack into pie shaped pieces.
    Maybe if you banded the slice with something to hold it...
  15. NEW Hawaiian Koa - Curly Oak - Hawaiian Eucalyptus Stabilized by K&G

    I added several more new stabilized blocks to our website today. These blocks were professionally stabilized by K&G (Knife & Gun Finishing Supply in Lakeside Arizona).
    If you would like to take a...
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    Big jar, small snake. Early in the year there...

    Big jar, small snake. Early in the year there will be small ones about a foot long.
    When I find any under wood I take them across the street where there is a field and no houses.
    They keep the mice...
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    I think part of what it takes to improve the...

    I think part of what it takes to improve the market for a kitchen knife maker is educating the customers. That's how Kramer built his customer base. But that alone can be a full time job.
    I am not a...
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    These are green so they will not be dry for...

    These are green so they will not be dry for years.
    The stump burls will get milled into big slabs and put aside to dry.
    The cluster burl logs will get pressure washed and are going to get used as...
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    Some bigger burls

    Yesterday some new maple burl arrived. These are a bit larger than normal.
    That is Sarah in the photo. I tried to get her to turn sideways because she is about 8 months pregnant. I told her that her...
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    My wife gets mad at me when I catch and put them...

    My wife gets mad at me when I catch and put them in a jar and then bring them home
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    Around here they like to live under pieces of old...

    Around here they like to live under pieces of old dead wood.
    Along with the scorpions and rattlesnakes.
    They are safe as long as you don't let them bite you.
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    OK, this is the part where things start to get...

    OK, this is the part where things start to get crazy. DO NOT try to do this yourself. You will likely get hurt.
    The bandsaw I am using is an old "Butcher Boy" meat cutting saw. I think it was from...
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    Crusty Old Gray Stuff

    A guy stopped by here this morning before I arrived needing money for gas and food. He had a couple crusty old gray cracked up rotten pieces of wood in the back of his truck that he wanted to sell to...
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    You mentioned the difference between the mind of...

    You mentioned the difference between the mind of a technician and the mind of a craftsman and I thought it was a good analogy.
    But something I am also seeing is the eye of an artist in your handles....
  25. High Grade Figured Koa - New Stabilized Blocks

    It has been a while but I finally got some more of the really good figured Koa.
    A batch just came back from getting stabilized by K&G and I just finished adding a bunch of them to our website.
    ...
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