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    Das HandleMeister apicius9's Avatar
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    I have been admiring Mark's offerings, with a bit of envy about his sources for premium koa, but with a super-human effort in self-control I have not gone totally crazy buying pieces beyond a few selected ones - that is mostly because I have too much wood as it is and I enjoy hunting down my own pieces and having them stabilized (admittedly also saving a buck here and there by doing this). That said, a lot of what has been offered here recently is really top of the line compared to anything I have seen in the past 4-5 years that I have been looking at woods. When I just looked through the inventory again, I saw that there is still quite a bit of spalted mango. Maybe it's the island bias, but that wood does not seem to get the attention it deserves - IMHO a really nice and interesting lighter colored wood for handles. Just saying...

    Stefan

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    Weird Wood Pusher Burl Source's Avatar
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    Thanks for the kind words Stefan
    It is kind of like treasure hunting for me.
    I also go through a lot of wood that you guys never see.
    Kind of like the old "Gong Show".
    I make my best guess when buying raw wood, but a lot of it gets gonged.

    The mango is a little slow catching on but a real nice wood.
    You could call it a sleeper. You don't notice it at first, and then........
    S***, I forgot what I was going to say.
    It was really good too,....I think.
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    I've bought and used some of Mark's mango before, some of it dyed if I remember correctly. I keep looking at it on the site, then see something else that draws my attention away.....
    Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    No Rosewood in this batch but I think I have a few pieces stashed.......somewhere.

    I was going to do the self discipline thing and wait to unpack these until I was done with the stuff I was working on.
    Well...............that lasted about 5 minutes.

    Killer Koa, you have to toss a virgin in a volcano for stuff like this.

    Indonesian Striped Ebony and Camelthorn (acacia from Africa)

    More killer Koa.


    Forget the other stuff.
    I am getting to work on the Koa.

    Maybe I should have a kOA SALE?

    I've been looking for some of the ebony, is this going to be in stock sometime soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    I've been looking for some of the ebony, is this going to be in stock sometime soon?
    I will try to clean up some today.
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    Thanks kind sir!

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    New Blocks in Store Camel Thorn & Striped Ebony

    I just finished getting these stabilized blocks cleaned up and added to the web store.
    Striped Ebony from Indonesia. Looks darker in real life.
    and Camel Thorn from Africa. A desert growing Acacia.

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    My plan for this weekend is a bunch of pre-cut scales for western handles.
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    Mark: I will be away from the house/computer most of the weekend, so please defer until Monday.


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    David (WildBoar's Kitchen)

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    My apologies if anyone was waiting on new scales.
    I got caught up in cutting and sanding scales.
    So....in a couple days I will be adding 50+ new sets of scales to the web store.
    Sorry about the delay.
    Mark Farley / It's a Burl
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