If any of you buy handle material on ebay from It's a Burl,......that's not me.
The wood is coming from here but it is not me selecting and selling it.
When I am cutting handle material for my web store there is quite a bit that is not used by me.
Those pieces go into bins here for sale to walk in customers and non knife makers.
Some of the wood that I reject, other people think it is great.
There is rarely a time that a knife maker comes here and does not fill a box full of pieces from the bins.
The point that I am trying to make is that a lot of it is good wood, just not what I choose to be selling.
Why I am slow with special requests
Some of you from here and elsewhere have made special requests for items not in my web store or just for additional photos and such.
You have probably found me to be a bit slow. Some have even become frustrated with me.
I am running the handle material as a one man show. Currently I work at this seven days a week from the time I am fully awake until I am too tired to do more and go home.
My feeling is that the web store takes first priority over everything. Items purchased through the store get dealt with first because they are already paid for and I owe the customer to deliver as promised. Anything else comes after my responsibilities have been fulfilled.
Sometimes the requests are for something simple and not very time consuming. But they still have to wait their turn.
I have a hard time saying no so I hope you all will bear with me if you ask for any special requests. I will do my best.