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    Senior Member Johnny.B.Good's Avatar
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    I was thinking that it's too bad you can't test for durability before they are so far along... Those look practically finished. Shame.

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    Yeah, they may have been fine once they are epoxied to the tang. I have taken one of them with a crack before and put it on one of my own knives and it looked like the crack it had deepened over time, so I decided to be on the conservative side if I take peoples' hard earned money for them... The amboyna handle really hurt, that was a nice piece of wood, but it snapped apart very easily, so tere was some hidden damage already. And, to be honest, one of the spalted maple handles was as good as finished. I was buffing it, the wheel grabbed it, smacked it right into the wall and it broke from the impact. I am pretty sure the handle would not have shown issues on the knife.

    Stefan

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    That's painful to see but better it happens in your hands than mine......eeer..... I mean the customer's hands

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    Zoinks! On the one hand I feel bad for the handle owner and for you Stefan in that you lost all that time to make them. On the other hand, I'm relieved it wasn't mine.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    Still much less loss than in the early days, but the wasted time and care and losing abeautiful piece of wood hurt a bit. Rick, looking at your handle right now, will reglue today and continue working on it this week.


    Stefan

    P.S. IPhone keyboards suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    On the other hand, I'm relieved it wasn't mine.
    Pretty sure you just jinxed yourself right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    Pretty sure you just jinxed yourself right there.
    Nah, he is safe, we have that behind us already, I had to take Rick's handle apart again because the ferrule piece had a crack. Spent 6h in the shop today after work, 2 1/2 with my helper. Because I have so many simultaneously on the bench, it's hard to see the progress, but we did make some. The aim is still to get 25+ out by mid-April, looking good so far.

    Stefan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    Pretty sure you just jinxed yourself right there.
    How dare you!!
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Any old hippies who need a handle? Dyed spalted tamarind.

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    Still have these?
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Still have these?
    Yep, one is almost a yanagi/suji handle, the other one not used, yet.
    Hi from PA,

    Stefan

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