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Stabilized Wood Source

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by Grahamm, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Grahamm

    Grahamm Active Member

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    Anyone have a line on some good stabilized dyed burl? I went to Exotic Woods in Burlington yesterday. Spent too much money on wood. But I got two stabilized maple burl chunks and the two of them were close to $100. I intend to use one for something special in the future but the bigger dyed burl I will try to use for accent touches to get as many handles out of it as I can.

    But I also got smaller unstabilized chunks of other species for just a couple dollars. Is there an affordable stabilized burl source you prefer? Does it have to be stabilized?


    Also got some African Blackwood, black and white ebony, zircote, wenge, redwood burl (unstabilized), black palm and pau fero. Knife making is cheap. Putting handles on them sure isn't.
     
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  2. boatbuilder

    boatbuilder New Member

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    Beware os WSSI. I got burnt bad by these guys. Sent 49 blocks to be stabilized and only got 16 back. Tried to deal with this for about 3 years now. I'm not the only one to have the same thing happen to.
    Don Stevenson stabilizes wood as well. He is from B.C.
    Jim
     
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    SDMay Active Member

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    I've ordered stuff from Don Stevenson before. His website is woodstabilizer.com. No frame of reference as to pricing but he has a good selection and the delivery was super fast.
     
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  4. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I make my own and in another fifty years I think the equipment will pay for itself :roflmao
     
  5. Grahamm

    Grahamm Active Member

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    I looked at his stuff. I think he would have been cheaper than the stuff I bought. Will depend on how many scales I can get out of what I bought.
     
  6. Grahamm

    Grahamm Active Member

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    I wonder if I can do it with my foodsaver.
     
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    John Noon Well-Known Member

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  8. John Bryant

    John Bryant New Member

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    I do all of my own stabilizing, custom stabilizing and I sell blocks and scales. Feel free to message me if you're looking for something.
     

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