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    Here's another one of the poorly stabilized spalted wood I purchased.I had two blocks explode while drilling the tang holes,you get what you pay for.What do you guys think about the rounding of the end of the handle.

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    Hmm. I'm not sure I feel strongly one way or the other as far as rounding. I think it's a nice-looking handle though. I think maybe it's a little strange to have straight lines on one end and curved lines at the other? As far as stabilization, I don't understand why a poorly stabilized piece would explode. Is it just pressure from the clamp?

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    I like it..... a lot.

    What bit were you using? I usually set the RPMs low and use minimal pressure and back out a lot to clear the hole of dust and shavings when working with any burl... tricky stuff.

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    They exploded due to the spalting.I was told to try and break the block with my hand to ensure they are solid.They both came apart on a spalting line when I was drilling.

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    I see. Thanks.

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    Beautiful!! I like it. What are you going to put it on?

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    I have eight blades in the process of being heat treated.

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    I just noticed this thread.
    The wood in the photo looks a lot like some of my spalted maple burl.
    At the very least I can tell that it is west coast spalted maple burl.

    If the wood came from me, let me know and I will send you a full refund of what you paid.

    Their are certain structural issues to keep in mind when using spalted woods.
    I don't want to hijack the thread so I will post a thread in my subforum about spalted woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    I just noticed this thread.
    The wood in the photo looks a lot like some of my spalted maple burl.
    At the very least I can tell that it is west coast spalted maple burl.

    If the wood came from me, let me know and I will send you a full refund of what you paid.

    Their are certain structural issues to keep in mind when using spalted woods.
    I don't want to hijack the thread so I will post a thread in my subforum about spalted woods.

    The wood did not come from you.The person I purchased it from did the stabilizing himself.I knew better then to purchase wood that was not stabilized by right company but I bought the wood anyway Once they get mounted and have a few coats of tru oil they will be just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRLOVER View Post
    The wood did not come from you.The person I purchased it from did the stabilizing himself.I knew better then to purchase wood that was not stabilized by right company but I bought the wood anyway Once they get mounted and have a few coats of tru oil they will be just fine.
    Mario,
    is this an adaptation of Rader's construction, or is it an optical illusion? I see a little curve to the end cap.

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