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    Weird Wood Pusher Burl Source's Avatar
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    Well......this is going to be an expensive gamble for me.
    But I am going to roll the dice and see what happens.
    Quite a few of these will be budget blocks after they get stabilized.
    Figured Walnut, Wenge, Bubinga, Curly Maple, Quilted Maple & Spalted Maple.
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    Weird Wood Pusher Burl Source's Avatar
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    Thank You everyone.
    The blocks I sent to K&G today will be back in a few weeks.
    I have a large batch of blocks on their way back from K&G right now so I will see if any of them qualify for the budget blocks category.
    If this goes well it should enable me to lower the prices a little on the fancier stuff as well.
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    For something like this I would imagine you would not have to spend time taking photos of each one. You just post a sample image and you get a random one from the pile. Save you some time photographing and cataloging all of them.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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    I really think that curly maple is one of the coolest woods out there. And if you sell it cheap it is a big +

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    Just saw this thread, and wanted to say that I think it's a great idea. I like tinkering around with handles and such, but as Chris said, for an old Forgie a cheaper set of scales would be great. One other thing I've noticed is that I haven't been into the hugely contrasting/vibrant woods in a while, so less figure might actually make a guy who is in the same mindset interested in upgrading with a nice stable, slightly showy wood.

    One thing people need to remember is that you aren't going to suddenly start selling wood that wil pose problems down the road; it's more like great wood that only has ok figure.
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    Mark,

    This will let me make a good sized order on nice wood ready to work and make a vast amount of knifes for my friends for hunting,fishing, and yes even some Kitchen knives . looks like they should be back about when I am back from my Vacation trip .

    Thank you for doing this .

    Sam

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