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Thread: I have a problem a wood addiction problem

  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Hoffman View Post
    My first thought was Myrtle Burl
    Jes I am going to ask grampa about it and see what he thinks it may be.
    Either oak, myrtle or sycamore either way the wife has informed me there are pieces that are going on her big kitchen knives. Lol
    The price we married makers pay to keep things. Lol

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    Walt 😆

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    John those are some beautiful pieces. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

    Some walnut I picked out of a scrap bin at the local wood pusher.
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    Ty Adams

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    This may qualify as an addiction problem? Each crate is seperate types of raw scale thickness slats an 2 are hawthorne and alder burls drying.
    An ammo crate of deer antker behind them and the climate controlled room


    Shoe box totes of blocks and scales.

    And one bin to be stabilized.

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    Walt 😆

  4. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty Adams View Post
    Not wood but still knife handle material. Picked this shed up while hiking 15 years ago. I was always going to put it in the flower bed in the front of the house. When ever I thought about it I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Now I know why. There are plenty of usable pieces and leftover to experiment with dye, and finish.

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    Ty,
    With Elk antler's, you have several possibilities, one is that if it has a thick wall and it should, you can sand down
    all the character that it has and it polishes out to look a lot like Mammoth Ivory! And really needs NO coating! And
    it gnerally stays that way for a long time, the only maintenace is buffing it up with a buffer, every once in a while.
    Now if you want to make it amber, thats easy enough, all you need is Potassium Promanganate, and don't on my spelling
    being correct on that one! All you have to do is cut it to size, and if you plan on doing slabs, go ahead and split them, also
    if your using a bandsaw which is about the best way, that I have done, be VERY CAREFUL, as it will kick back on you snatch
    the material out of your hand, it's basically about as fun as a root canal! But if you're careful, get your blade speed right it
    should do well. I've been wanting to try cutting it with a table saw, but you will need a way to hold it down without cutting
    your fingers off! Or it getting slung across the room possibly impailing it in something or worse someone! So if that's your
    only option be EXTREMELY careful! If you have any questions, feel free to ask, Rex
    McClellan Made Blades
    Deatsville, (Autauga Co side) Alabama
    (334)358-5278
    My Avatar is a knife I made, I call the "BEAST" with a wicked HAMON!!!


    "Try not, do or do not, for there is no try." ~Yoda~

  5. #65
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    yes Walt. Yes it does qualify as an addiction problem. Lol
    Thanks,
    Smallshop (AKA Ted Hauser)


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    God puts the iron in the ground and the highlights in the wood....it's His stuff, we just get to work with it....make it nice.

  6. #66
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    I too am a BURL

    Ok
    Let me start off by saying, "Hello, My name is Rex and I'm a BURL'aHOLIC!'
    There should be a resounding, 'Hello, Rex!' back at me and then I go on telling my story how Burlwood,
    has ruined m..err...OK, WELL THAT HASN'T HAPPENED, might have given my marriage some stress,
    but thats about it! It's made my knives that much MORE interesting!!
    And by the way, when my wife catches me looking at wood on-line, it NEVER FAILS!!!
    She says, "Are you lookin' at 'WOOD PORN, AGAIN!!" At my now
    at my now, 51 years on earth, for some reason, I feel as if I was caught, you know, "doing something"!!
    I just let her know that whenever a fantastic piece of wood is available,
    and you find it at a decent price, or at least "possible" to obtain it,
    to buy it, ya just got to jump on it when you find those awesome pieces!
    Here is obviously, a small sample of what I've bought over the years,
    some pieces are waiting on that particular project, (like the dyed maple burl piece, I bought at my first Blade Show, a long time ago!), that will 'work' for the right knife on that handle!
    These are probally some of my favorite pieces, there is also some, Amboynia Burl that I don't have pics of,
    that's something incredibly, beautiful, I actually displayed those 2 matching pieces on my mantle
    during the Christmas season of 15', when I got them, actually got them in November. Sort of a way to share their beauty with everyone, I guess!
    Rex
    The pieces marked Bukeye Burl 2 and 3 or actually mis ]labeled asnd are Walnut Burl 1 & 2!!! Sorry guys!
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    McClellan Made Blades
    Deatsville, (Autauga Co side) Alabama
    (334)358-5278
    My Avatar is a knife I made, I call the "BEAST" with a wicked HAMON!!!


    "Try not, do or do not, for there is no try." ~Yoda~

  7. #67
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    Walt yes you have a wood addiction problem. Most of us are in the same boat. When you admit that you have a problem it makes easier to spend money on wood. It's a good excuse. If you don't buy it you can have withdrawals. Night sweets and blurred vision are a negative side affect that should be avoided at all cost.

    Rex thank you for the tips on the elk antler. Thanks for joining in and showing your beautiful pieces.

    Well I didn't do any digging this morning, but I think that I finally ran out of figured wood.
    Ty Adams

  8. #68
    I may not have the collection you guys do, but I'm on my way. Been making knives for a little over a year. Here are some of my favorites.





    Scales from left to right, Maple burl, koa, and spalted hackleberry.



    Blocks from left to right, ironwood burl, buckeye burl, maple burl, and koa.

    Can't wait to get these on some knives!

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  9. #69
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    Those are some beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing. Jeremy.
    Ty Adams

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    Nice pieces Jeremy! You've been buying wisely.
    Thanks,
    Smallshop (AKA Ted Hauser)


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    God puts the iron in the ground and the highlights in the wood....it's His stuff, we just get to work with it....make it nice.

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