I will be sending these pieces to the stabilizers tomorrow. Most of these will be dyed and then stabilized. I like the wood to have deep and vivid coloring so these will be in the dye tanks for about a month. When they think the blocks might be ready they will split a couple down [...]
My best source of really good Koa is a guy who is a logger in Hawaii. He is one of the old timers in the Koa industry.He cuts and mills the Koa himself. Most of his wood goes to high end musical instruments makers but he cherry picks out some really really good Koa for [...]
This was recently posted on the CZ website. Now you know where a lot of my Blue Maple Burl has been going.
These are some that are about to get shipped to the gun factory where they will become grips on limited edition handguns.
UPS just dropped these off. I think they are all blue. Today will be spent cleaning these up. Some are for an order but there will also be a bunch going into the store.
A couple years ago I had been getting some nice Karelian Birch from Russia. But I haven't had any more for about a year. Then a couple months ago someone on the Knife Forums asked if I could get more. I did a bit of searching but no luck finding any of the really good [...]
This is a bunch of Koa getting sent to the stabilizers tomorrow. Koa from a few different trees. Prior to getting stabilized and sanded you only get a hint of what the color and figure will be like. But this is going to be some of the really good stuff. You'll see in a few [...]
There are a few more batches of dyed woods on their way back from the stabilizers. If all goes well UPS should be dropping off the next batch on Monday. Some of these are for an order but there will still be some to go into the store. From what I remember there will be [...]
A few weeks back I was able to get a few good slabs of Buckeye burl that came from the estate of an old woodworker. I promptly cut them into blocks and sent them in to be stabilized. They just came back a couple days ago.After cleanup they looked like this.I posted them in the [...]
I like the fact that the new inventory has been selling quickly but that also leaves the store with very little existing inventory. So I am working to create a balance. I am sending larger batches of wood to be stabilized and more often. Since it takes a few weeks from the time I send [...]