When it comes down to it, all of you are just a bunch of enablers.
When it comes to cool and unusual wood, I can't help myself.
Just about all the time that is not spent cutting and sanding wood or posting new stuff, gets spent looking for new wood that I can cut and sand and eventually send to you and other knife makers. In the end I get a thrill seeing it used on really nice knives so please keep posting photos.
This is some of the new stuff. When I saw the pieces in the first photo in person I had to buy more. The second package just showed up today. Now I have to finish cutting it into blocks, then off to K&G for stabilizing. This burl is in the same family as Amboyna Burl but it looks like it might turn out more 3 dimensional and flashier. I won't know for sure until it comes back in a month or so from getting stabilized.
If nobody likes it, that is fine with me. That would mean I would get to keep it all. My wife is already trying to get the big piece. I asked what she would do with it and she said she just likes to look at it.