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Old 22-06-2012, 11:20 AM
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Default Old Oak Burr, Stabilized and Coloured.

Got some rather special book-matched pairs of English Oak Burr scales that have been 'closed cell' stabilized and coloured with semi translucent pigment.

This oak has been drying for over 20 years and has been cut from reserve stock, stock that is normally reserved for knife commissions only, we have released a small quantity of this oak for other folks to use on their own very special knife.
Additionally the oak has been cut from the outside edge of the block to ensure exceptional contrast.

Closed cell stabilization is a solid fill throughout the wood, ensuring the majority of voids are filled, to the extent the wood sinks in water.
(Note that whilst rare, the occasional small void may be present)

Dyeing wood in this manner reveals the different densities and lifts the different shades within the wood, as such, colouration is always unique to the wood, colour penetrates throughout, however colour depth varies as the grain tightens or with sap/heart wood and can be lighter in other areas.

Our supply of this particular tree will soon run out, be sure to order while it is available.
We also have many more book-matched pairs in stock with different pigmentation.

With any cross cut wood the grain is at it's shortest, always ensure you use a slightly larger drill for pins and lanyard tube, this ensures the glue secures the pins and tube and does not put the wood under excessive pressure.
i.e. 0.25mm larger drill

Note that the surfaces have been refinished with very coarse grit sanding belts and coated to demonstrate a polished finish.

The wood is rough block finished, when shaped, sanded and polished the lustre, colours and hews of the wood will be revealed.

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Old 22-06-2012, 11:33 AM
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look really great Tom Just looked on your site
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burr, mammoth blades, oak, scales, stabilization

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