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    Weird Wood Pusher Burl Source's Avatar
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    An Experiment that worked

    I had a bunch of stag crown handle pieces that came from the estate of knife maker Ted Dowell.
    They were old and white and kind of boring looking. I believe they are Blacktail deer crowns. But that is a guess.
    So.....I called Brad at K&G and asked what he thought about dying them amber and then stabilizing them.
    He was up for giving it a try. They just arrived today. I really like the way they turned out.
    I will be posting these in our web store this evening. They will be fairly cheap because they didn't cost me much and I had fun with the experiment. It will be fun to see how these get used.
    I thought they would be cool on a retro style carving set.
    Mark Farley / It's a Burl
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    very intriguing, I may have to pick one up

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    Very nice. I too am curious as to how those will be used.

    Good job on the experiment. May open up new options.

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    I have them added to the web store now. The prices range from $10 to $30.
    They are located in the Unusual Handle Materials Section.
    If they don't all sell I might use a piece for a cane handle.
    This stuff cuts and sands a lot like wood. The button end looks a lot like ivory when carved and sanded.
    The bark portion of these will look dark brown with sanded areas amber colored.
    I cut off the end of a piece and it looks like the dye penetrated pretty good and the stabilizing agent hardened up the interior nicely.
    Mark Farley / It's a Burl
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