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  1. Oct 17, 2011 #151
    Hers one I been waiting to use. It came to me straight from Tasmania. :wow: :cool2:

    Its Myrtle burl.. The pic dont really do it justice. and now that its slabbed up and has been drying. Its almost ready to cut up.. Has anyone ever used Myrtle? It looks to me like it would take stabilization well.

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  2. Oct 17, 2011 #152

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    Is this the same myrtle that grows in Oregon?
     
  3. Oct 17, 2011 #153

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    I have a few spalted myrtle pieces, but no burl - this one looks great, as do the buckeye pieces above. I need more of that stuff..

    Stefan
     
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    Very interesting! I figured they had to be different, and I see that the Tasmanian isn't actually a myrtle. I turned a bowl out of Oregon Myrtle and it is quite hard, it also tends to move after shaping.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2011 #156
    That is some cool lookin stuff Randy.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2011 #157

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    Thought i would share a little
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  8. Oct 17, 2011 #158
    Mike, Is that the same stuff I just got from ya? I havent cut into the block you gave me yet... But it sure looks nice, ever rough cut. :) Some woods just STINKS! where others smell so nice like spice bread or well.... something pleasant!

    I may be one of the only one, but I have always loved the smell of the rosewood family. Its such a rich and awesome species. Just sayin I love the smell of Rosewood in the morning!! :coffeelots: loolol
     
  9. Oct 17, 2011 #159

    Nice, wheres the pics Spike? My buddy sent me a pic of a bowl he made from Rosewood And heres one I made from a Box elder burl!

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  10. Oct 17, 2011 #160

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    I love Box Elder Burl....Hate to see it wasted on bowls....Sheesh :D Seriously, those are nice!
    No that is a piece of redwood i picked up in Ashokan.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2011 #161

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    I had some Rose Myrtle stabilized by K&G a while back. Turned out real good. Good weight gain and enhanced the figure.
    I didn't care for the wood (pink) but apparently others liked it because it all sold within a couple days.

    The Tasmanian Myrtle looks very similar to the AU Rose Myrtle. My only concern would to make sure it is dry enough before sending it in for stabilizing.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2011 #162
    Mark, I have cut it into long blocks. and have been drying it slowly for about 6 months. It was dry when I got it. and had been cut for 4 years. But I still wanted to make sure it had found its happy place B4 I cut it further.. This is more red then pink. And the grain is CRAZY good throughout. Thanks for the advice.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2011 #163

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    Got these sweet babies from Randy!
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    Mike, That looks like some top notch stuff right there!
     
  15. Oct 30, 2011 #165
    OK, with Mark away at a show. I figured it was my duty to post a few wood pics!!

    Its no substitute for that awesome stabilized stuff he offers, but its gona have to hold us over till his return!

    Cocobolo stash!

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    Cocobolo like this is very rare. Its as beautiful of a wood as you will ever see on a knife, even rivals the finest Ironwood in my opinion... Just amazingly beautiful stuff.

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  16. Oct 30, 2011 #166

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    Mr. Haas, I'm not sure if there is anything to back my opinion, but I do recall hearing that Cocobolo Burl is the RAREST of all burls. I'm sure Stefan can speak to how difficult it is to find, let alone find in the quality you're posted. I spent two years looking for some good blocks and payed out the nose for a handful that nowhere close to yours. Kudos on your find.
     
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    If I hadn't seen pictures of cocobolo burl, I would declare it a myth. Never found any for sale or came too late. Nice stash!

    Stefan
     
  18. Oct 30, 2011 #168

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    starting to shake! must buy more wood!
     
  19. Oct 30, 2011 #169

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    Randy...coming over with an envelope...it has money...just turn your head.....Nothing to see here...move along....
     
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    If it was an issue of being late, it was probably me outbidding/ or scooping you. hahaha, probably not, but I am glad that Mr. Haas has an "in" with the cocobolo burl gods. Though, my wallet may never be the same.
     
  21. Oct 30, 2011 #171
    Mike, I guess this pretty much confirms it!! :)

    LOL, I am feeling pretty lucky to have found these and secure such a stash of this awesome stuff!
     
  22. Oct 30, 2011 #172
    LMAO We may be able to work something out, Call me Mike. Ill be around all day. :)
     
  23. Nov 4, 2011 #173
    Hello, Its me again, Your local wood chuck Randy!! lol I finished up a knife this week.. And wanted to show you all the wood on it.. It was some stabilized curly maple. I am always amazed by this wood. and often think, WOW, why dont I use this more often,. Its got alot of cool stuff going for it.. There is curl and movement and depth to the figure. The grain and fire in some pieces of this stuff is almost a 3-D effect that ya cant help but turn it in your hands looking at it going WOW!! :D Its as sweet as the finest Koa out there, just lighter in color. Also the stuff is so easy to finish.. compared to some of the woods we use!! It was such a pleasure to not have to fill and sand and refill and and..and..and you see where Im going.. This piece was machined finished to 400g, then hand sanded to 800g then lightly buffed with some white compound.. And BLAM! its alive!

    One thing I dont really like about it.. Like Koa and most curly woods, you just cant get a good licture that really shows how amazing it truly is when Its in your hands!

    Anyways, I figured you guys may enjoy the pics.

    God Bless

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  24. Nov 6, 2011 #174
    Iv been on a buckeye burl kick this week! :) :spin chair:

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  25. Nov 7, 2011 #175

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    Hey guy's and gal's. I don't mean to be an enabler, however I feel it my civil duty to make sure everyone has at least glanced at the ironwood porn on burl source website. it is on sale til tomorrow. I already got mine or else i would have kept it my lil secret til i decided what i wanted lol. sorry it's not me it's the disease of addiction lol...
     
  26. Nov 8, 2011 #176
    Its BURL PORN !!! :)

    Darn you, I just cant seem to stay off his sight lately!! I did snag a couple of Blocks of maple that arrived today! and let me tell ya, they SWEET! If ya have not seen the 3=d maple burl blocks he has yet. Its worth a look, There also on sale right now!! :)
     
  27. Nov 8, 2011 #177
    Remember that large block of killer walnut burl I added pics of not to long ago? Well heres the first knife from that block! Its some SICK burl!!! :eek2:

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  28. Nov 8, 2011 #178

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    That is some sick walnut! I agree that the maple is crazy good. I got one of the spalted Oregon maple blocks. I have never seen anything like it. Not sure it is going on a knife. might just keep it on my mantle.
     
  29. Nov 8, 2011 #179

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    Hey Randy, didn't you hear? Walnut is not in style now!
     
  30. Nov 8, 2011 #180

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
     
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