I've used sycamore twice before and hated it enough to swear off ever trying it again. Lucretia purchased a block of sycamore from Mark at Burl Source as well as a rehandle coupon and asked if I'd give this wood a try and I (somewhat) reluctantly agreed. Well I'm here to admit that I'm glad that she asked because this block turned out to be terrific to work with and the end result speaks for itself.
Here is a Carter petty that has been converted from a ho wood wa to a hidden tang western using sycamore, African blackwood, and copper accents.
I'm tough to please but I like how this one turned out, hopefully Lucretia does too.
va va voom. Nice work. looks spectacular
woah that is awesome.
That turned out really nice Dave - love the sycamore.
Here's another Misono Dragon with koa scales. This one belongs to KFed, hope it suits you Kevin.
the carter with sycamore is awesome.
Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC