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    Cool Handle Wood Selection Coming Up

    Hey guys,
    I have been offering a limited choice of woods for handles, due to time constrains finding and processing wood, and to keep the cost down. That is to change soon. I am teaming up with a friend to help me to find, purchase and to process wood that I am to offer to my customers for present and future orders. These will be upgrades from my basic choices of handle material like cocobolo.

    Right now, we are in the wood-collecting mode, but in 2-4 months, we should have the first blocks stabilized and ready to be listed.

    I will post some more information in due time.

    Thank you,

    Marko


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    Sounds awesome, but I'm cool with cocobolo in the meantime if you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XooMG View Post
    Sounds awesome, but I'm cool with cocobolo in the meantime if you are.
    Cocobolo is getting harder to get so I need to start looking to other woods as replacement.

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    Just to give you the heads up.

    The project is moving along. I have about 100 blocks of premium woods in my possession. These will need to be milled, dried (if needed) and some stabilized before they can be offered as upgrades or straight sales. I will take a pre-processed pictures shortly.

    The selection includes koa, amboyna, malleys, gidgee, thuya, and other kinds. I also have a good amount of my own stock (maple, cocobolo and koa) to process and those will also be added to the selection.

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    Just want to clarify that the purpose of this venture is to secure a good supply of wood for my knives (good selection, good sizes, good stabilizing), for current and future orders. Since my order list is closed for some time, the future customers will have an option of buying the block/s and holding on to it. That's basically the idea, though I am totally OK if people want to buy wood for other projects.


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    This is what a small fortune in wood looks like. All these will be processed shortly, and will be available in 1-4 months. Amboyna, Aussie burls, domestic (USA) burls, koa, thuya to mention a few.

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    Looks like a lot of fun stuff coming up. Should I wait or use what we already have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XooMG View Post
    Looks like a lot of fun stuff coming up. Should I wait or use what we already have?
    I was asking myself the same question!

    marko, are you going to post pictures of the blocks, sorted by wood type and numbered, so that (potential) customers can choose their piece of handle wood? or are you going to let them choose the wood type only, and you choose a specific block? are those blocks all stabilized?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddy yo yo View Post
    I was asking myself the same question!

    marko, are you going to post pictures of the blocks, sorted by wood type and numbered, so that (potential) customers can choose their piece of handle wood? or are you going to let them choose the wood type only, and you choose a specific block? are those blocks all stabilized?
    I will do it in the coming months. Many of these blocks need to be processed - re-sawn, dried, sent for stabilizing...

    This batch is to get the project started, then I will continue adding more selections ongoing.

    The block will be prices as an upgrade over the basic choice of woods. The great majority of them are AAA and AA quality, exhibition grade.


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    Any update on the wood project Marko??

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