2 more big boxes showed up from K&G today.
Killer Koa, Old Stock Amboyna, Rotten Maple and Wrinkled/Spotted Redwood.
I am getting delirious. I need a day off. Stefan, come help me clean this stuff up.
Out of curiosity, what do you do to "clean them up" for sale? Hand sand them all?
What the . . . OMG.
There is some awesome looking stuff in there!!!
"Don't you know who he is?"
The wood will a crusty residue on the exterior. Plus some moves a bit during the stabilizing process.
My clean up process is I first scrape off some of the gunk on 1 side of the block.
Then I run the blocks through my drum sander to remove the gunk on both sides as well as make the blocks flat and even thickness.
Next I trim the edged to make them square to the face.
After that 120 grit sanding on the stationary belt sander, then 220 grit with a palm sander.
Spray with a light coat of lacquer and take pictures.
Doing it this way takes away the guesswork about what a piece is going to look like.
Some of the redwood is going to look like thuya burl. Plus there is some strange stuff too.
Speaking of thuya burl, I am buying a batch of old stock thuya in a couple weeks. It is expensive so I need you guys to spend tons of money so I can afford it.
Just teasing, I have already set aside the money for that purchase.
Quite a process Mark. Thanks for the explanation.
I guess you don't really know what you have until you are done cleaning them up (sort of like developing film in the old days). I imagine it's kind of fun/exciting, if time consuming and a bit dirty!
Mark, i want to come spend a weekend helping you...Just so i can play with all of this cool wood Aside from that...I see a few pieces i am going to do my best to aquire.
Mike, Ill arm wrestle ya for them! lol
Great looking stuff Mark! as always Im watching and waiting!
Inspired by God, Forged by Fire, Tempered by Water, Grounded by Earth, Guided by the spirit.. Randy Haas