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    I found treasure!

    I feel like a treasure hunter who found gold!
    It cost me the most I have ever paid for a single board, but I feel lucky to have found it.

    A native Hawaiian had this in his Grandfather's stash (old stock, old growth Koa).
    This is the best I have ever seen and it is still under a thick layer of dust.
    I will post more photos when I cut and sand some of this.

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    Dude, don't sell that!

    As much as I love beautiful handles, that thing is a talking piece!

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    Oh my! That does look promising!
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    How big is it?
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    Almost 5 foot long and the best curly figure I have ever seen through the whole piece.
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    Oh man, how did you find that. Maybe I have to start going from door to door on the Big Island... I just got a few nice blanks from 80 year old stock, but yours looks fabulous. A true treasure, large boards with such a consistent curl are almost impossible to find. Almost too nice to cut it up, it would make a great knife block

    Stefan

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    Make a surfboard.

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    Would be really interesting to have sets made for wa handles 1"x1"x6" and sayas (thin lumber 12"x2.5"x3/8")

    DarKHoeK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    I feel like a treasure hunter who found gold!
    It cost me the most I have ever paid for a single board, but I feel lucky to have found it.

    A native Hawaiian had this in his Grandfather's stash (old stock, old growth Koa).
    This is the best I have ever seen and it is still under a thick layer of dust.
    I will post more photos when I cut and sand some of this.

    I buy top notch quality koa kiln dried at $90/BF so if you got it for less, old stock, well seasoned, it's a great find.

    M


    "All beauty that has no foundation in use, soon grows distasteful and needs continuous replacement with something new." The Shakers' saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkhoek View Post
    Would be really interesting to have sets made for wa handles 1"x1"x6" and sayas (thin lumber 12"x2.5"x3/8")

    DarKHoeK
    Koa darkens a bit when stabilized, so to have a matching color on a handle and a saya, you have to play with water dyes. I find natural (unstabilized) koa the most appealing in terms of color.

    M


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    If my KKF Inbox is full (or not), please contact me via Email: anvlts@gmail.com

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