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Fit & Finish Fit and Finish = the difference in "good art" and "fine art." Join in, as we discuss the fine art of finish and embellishment.

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Old 08-31-2001, 04:38 PM
JossDelage
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Best & most beautiful woods for handles?


What do people think are the nicest woods for knife handles?

Cheers,

JD
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Old 09-01-2001, 12:36 AM
Little Hen Knives
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dang near anything in a burl looks awesome! check out the box elder burl on the folder I just finished, it`s in the display case!
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Old 09-01-2001, 09:32 AM
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I totally agree with the burl wood. It adds a great amount of character to any knife. Check out www.stabilizedwood.com

Mike has a great selection and lots of knowledge on burl (stablilzed, of course)

Bob Sigmon
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Old 09-01-2001, 11:18 AM
Bob Warner
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Siggi,

You have too many W's.

Should be www.stabilizedwood.com
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Old 09-01-2001, 11:59 AM
Tom Militano
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Wood


I like the look of manzanita and good ironwood.
Tom
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Old 09-01-2001, 10:46 PM
Mondt
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Ironwood is great, my personal favorite is Cocobolo. Stabilized burls are just hard to beat no matter what they grew on!!!
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Old 09-02-2001, 11:57 AM
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I've feveloped a fondness for African Bloodwood. It's a deep red and finishes just like Cocobolo, which I also enjoy. It smells like play-dough and sometimes I want to eat it.

:rollin:

I have a lovely stabilized spalted Oak too...

Spalts are up there with burls, IMO...
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Old 09-02-2001, 02:04 PM
ansoknives
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well well.....

Here is my favorites:

Dessert Iron wood
Coccobolo
Amboina
Thuya
Snakewood
Elmburl


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Old 09-04-2001, 10:08 PM
John m cohea
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Speaking strictly from my own point of view, I personally like Bocote and ebony, but ebony is prone to checking ( small tiny cracks ) if it gets to hot while grinding. I use a lot of Bocote as spacers on my deer horn handled stub tang knives, and it shows a beautiful side grain. It is also very easy to work and finish. I use four or five coats of super glue as a finish. Looks unbelivable when polished!!
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Old 09-05-2001, 01:21 PM
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I just acquired a rifle stock blank of California curly walnut. It looks just like a fine curly maple, except it's walnut--beautiful, tight grained chocolate color, with blond curly stripes runing perpendicular to the grain. Never seen the likes of such before. Will finish finish sanding and oiling my first handle tonight. I just finished 120 grit, and am ready to progress to the higher grits. It gets prettier with every progression. I can't wait.
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Old 09-05-2001, 03:57 PM
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Dana, I have some of the same wood, also from a rifle stock. I sliced it up and had it stabilized; it makes a gorgeous handle. I was hunting for a pic of a knife I had made with it, but it appears to have gone the way of the failed hard drive, and I can't post it here. Neat stuff, though!
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Old 09-05-2001, 04:12 PM
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Curly walnut?


Where did you find that?

JD
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Old 09-05-2001, 05:31 PM
Don Cowles
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Re: Curly walnut?


It was given to me by a gunsmith friend, Joss.
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Old 09-05-2001, 06:06 PM
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Re: Curly walnut?


Is that the same thing as flame grain walnut? Here's an example of flame grain walnut:



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JD
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Old 09-06-2001, 01:09 AM
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Re: Curly walnut?


holy cow...that is the most beautiful knife I have ever seen..no kidding...that is beautiful.



WOW




sigh.....
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