A while back one of the knife makers contacted me asking if I had any decent Birdseye Maple.
I told him that it wasn't something I normally carry but it should be pretty easy to find.....or so I thought. There was a lot out there but finding pieces with lots of eyes and good figure on both sides wasn't so easy.
Several months later (last week) I was contacted by a guy with some old stock that was supposed to be decent stuff so I bought it. I figured if nothing else I could use it for other projects. Today I cut off an end piece and sanded it. I actually like it. So far what I am seeing is a decent amount of eyes with some 3 dimensional figure in between.
Now for the opinions and advice.
What do you all think?
Should I get some of this stabilized for handle material?
Should I have some of it dyed? If yes, what colors would you like?
Please let me know what you think so I can make a better decision of what to do with the wood.
If nobody likes it I can still use it to make some long overdue furniture pieces for home.
Thank You in advance for all of your good advice.
This was a piece I cut off the end. Some will be a bit bolder with more eyes.