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Thread: I have a problem a wood addiction problem

  1. #1
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    I have a problem a wood addiction problem

    So yesterday I brought home a small cabinet to start storing handle material in. I wanted to be able to have desiccant boxes to control moisture. This morning I start pulling the wood off the shelf making sure that they are labeled and dated. Newest blocks on the bottom oldest on top. I got halfway through when the cabinet was full. So I emptied it on the floor and realized that I do have an addiction.

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    My 3 favorite pieces out of this group. Jet black Ebony, Amboyna Burl, and some compression Koa.



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    Ty Adams
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    Yep...join the club. Cut up the small cabinet for handle material and get a much bigger cabinet.
    John Doyle
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    welcome to wonderful world of wood. my workshop has it stored in any spare space. finally bit the bullet this winter. anything that had been around for more than a year, wasn't truly special, and wasn't going to be used soon went in the kindling bucket. that helped a bit. anyone need a 24" x 15" x 4" slab of cherry?
    Scott, just a tired old sailor
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  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Doyle View Post
    Yep...join the club. Cut up the small cabinet for handle material and get a much bigger cabinet.
    Ha! That's good advice John. I don't know what I was thinking. When I thought that something that would fit on my bench would be big enough! Your not helping my problem. Almost half of that I bought from you.
    Ty Adams
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  5. #5
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    Well it's been slow on the forum today. So I thought that I would post some more of my favorite pieces. We focus a lot on what we do when we make knives. Not things that we enjoy about it. Showing something that we love about it can be a good thing to. Finding a nice piece of wood and being able to put it on a knife is something that I really enjoy. So feel free to add some of your collection here.

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    Curl Mango, and 2 pieces of walnut.

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    Some dyed spalted maple burl. I have mixed feelings on these 2. They looked cool in the pictures but are a different color then I thought. There is only one thing to do them now. Put them on a knife and polish! The end result will tell the real story.
    Ty Adams
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  6. #6
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    oh man. i can relate. i knew nothing about wood before i started making knives and now i'm a wood junkie.


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  7. #7
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    John you should post some of your favorite pieces. We all have them. I really don't think you can ever have enough variety. Spoke with a gentleman who ordered a knife and he asked if I could use dessert ironwood burl. Sure I can do that. Do I have any? No! But I will have several pieces in the mail on Monday.
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    Just to get the day started. Buckeye Burl, and some Koa still in the rough. It has been stablized but no sanding or polishing on the out side. This piece still shows a lot of figure.
    Ty Adams
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    I've spent my whole life in the wood industry, so I can relate to this. Knife making has only made it worse.
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    I was lucky enough to come across a log of spalted maple and this is the first batch after drying it and getting it cut up.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneK View Post
    I've spent my whole life in the wood industry, so I can relate to this. Knife making has only made it worse.
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    I was lucky enough to come across a log of spalted maple and this is the first batch after drying it and getting it cut up.
    Nice haul! I wish that there was some place to find stuff like that in my neck of the woods. Are you going to send it off to be stablized?
    Ty Adams
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    Wow some nice wood, I think you just started the post your cool wood here thread 👍

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