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    Copal Amber

    I have had this chunk of Copal for a long time, and wasn't sure what to do with it ( my daughter wanted a necklace she's gonna be pissed). Just as an experiment I thought I would try it on a handle. I used what I thought was a throw-down piece of Cocobolo, just threw a random spacer in. Don't beat me up too much on the design this was a test, although I dont think it turned out too bad. I want to know what you think of the Amber, should I try with some better wood, and what suggestions you might have
    Thanks Mike
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    Yeah, your daughter is gonna be po'd. I think it rocks!
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    I think the amber looks awesome, but you might want to make your daughter a necklace first....

    Great handle as always!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    I think the amber looks awesome, but you might want to make your daughter a necklace first....

    Great handle as always!
    I am going to make her something from the cut-off of this piece a little pendant or something.

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    I like it with the cocobolo. Nice job!
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    Nice work Mike!

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    That's beautiful,great job.Is that a bit transparent and will you see the tang of the blade.....that would be cool.

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    I think that is amazing. I love that transparency of the amber. Good job. Screw the necklace, just get her a puppy.

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    Very neat-looking material you've got there, Mike! Can you feel any texture on the finished amber? I'd like to see this handle again after it's been on a knife for a few months of use.

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    Were you able to work with the amber like most other mediums? Or did you have to get some specialty tools to shape it?

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