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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    This board will have about 20% quartersawn (even stripe curl)
    50% riftsawn (crushed velvet look)
    30% flatsawn (cathedral grain with even stripes on edges)
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    I have no idea what this means but I gather this is good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    I have no idea what this means but I gather this is good stuff.
    Something called 'cathedral' is usually impressive. The blocks looks great, Mark.

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    It would be really nice to have a 3" by 13" unstabilized piece of that beauty for a saya or two. Will that still be a possibility or is it all diced up by now?

    DarKHOeK

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    I wouldn't call that piece a reject, just "unique"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    I have no idea what this means but I gather this is good stuff.
    In the near future I will make a post with some pictures and such to explain some of this stuff.
    Not necessarily interesting but maybe informative.
    Be careful about what you read in regards to quartersawn, figure and other buzz words on the internet.
    Much is incorrect and just repeated on various manufacturers sites.

    Darkhoek
    I had been leery about offering saya material from the koa because of how high the cost would be.
    The size piece you mentioned would yield 4 handle blocks.
    With that said,
    I have only cut up a portion of this piece and could still get a saya piece like you mentioned.
    I will send a PM later.
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    This is amazing looking wood. I don't need anything but just wanted to tell you it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    I had been leery about offering saya material from the koa because of how high the cost would be.
    The size piece you mentioned would yield 4 handle blocks.
    With that said,
    I have only cut up a portion of this piece and could still get a saya piece like you mentioned.
    I will send a PM later.
    Another option is if you have less impressive sections, you could use those for sayas. Getting a good color match will be nice by itself, the more impressive pieces with better figure can be saved for the handle pieces. Also, most sayas don't need to be stabilized, so you won't have to send these pieces out and add the cost of two way shipping and stabilization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    Another option is if you have less impressive sections, you could use those for sayas. Getting a good color match will be nice by itself, the more impressive pieces with better figure can be saved for the handle pieces. Also, most sayas don't need to be stabilized, so you won't have to send these pieces out and add the cost of two way shipping and stabilization.
    That sounds like a brilliant idea
    Actually I would much prefer if the saya wood is not stabilized as I need it to breathe to avoid moisture build up inside it.

    DarKHOeK

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