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    Weird Wood Pusher Burl Source's Avatar
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    Like? or Dislike? opinions needed

    I got some wood from a small mill in Hawaii and there were a couple chunks of this in the batch.
    Before I cut it up I wanted to see what all of you think.

    I am leaning against cutting this into handle blocks.
    If it doesn't get used as handle material I will use it for other woodworking projects.
    It is nice wood, I just don't know if people would want it as knife handle material.
    The wood is one of the varieties of Eucalyptus that originated in Australia and was planted extensively in Hawaii.
    The furniture guys call this type of figure "bee's wing".

    So.....what do use say; handle material or not?
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    Do you know the Hawaiian name for it? Doesn't look overly exciting to me, but people also like walnut which I find boring

    Stefan

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    Have to agree with Stefan, not excited. Could see using it if I was just looking for the color though. Have also heard it's hard on tools, but can't back that up with 1st hand experience.
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    I like it Mark , I do not know what the price is on the wood it is a nice figured wood that could be used to re handle some lower end kitchen knives for home use I have a few folks that would not mind getting their kitchen knives to all look like they are a set and this wood would do just that . Price is every thing also with a quite of a few newbies that are trying their hand a knife making around me this could be PIF to them from me so they get a chance to use some nice Handle material .

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Do you know the Hawaiian name for it? Doesn't look overly exciting to me, but people also like walnut which I find boring
    Stefan
    I think he said it was Eucalyptus Robusta
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    doesn't do much for me. Maybe as accent ferrule, maybe

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    Yea it looks kind of boring to me. Hard to say for sure till it's on a handle tho.

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    Honestly, I'd like it better if it did not have the figure. It has too much going on to be understated, and not enough to be cool-looking.
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    It ain't knocking my socks off

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