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  1. Keith Willis

    What species? Worth Stabilizing??

    Hey Bruce yes 3 of the pieces are live oak but the two lighter pieces On the right I'm not sure about and that may be the pieces you're talking about? God-bless
  2. Keith Willis

    What species? Worth Stabilizing??

    Thanks John, I don't remember it having any scent to it I've got a little bit more to Cut I don't think it had any smell as that. I think I will cut a smaller piece and do some finish work on it and see if it shows a little better as to what it could be I found it, Not it makes much...
  3. Keith Willis

    What species? Worth Stabilizing??

    As we Always say, These pictures do not do this wood Justice. Just wondering what you guys think of stabilizing? I am not quite ready but as soon as I am this will be my 1st attempt at Stabilizing. I know that 3 of these blocks are live oak not sure if they're worth stabilizing but to me they...
  4. Keith Willis

    Wood Identification?

    Thanks guys I wish I had some of it left. Yes Boss, It did make some very beautiful handles God bless, Keith
  5. Keith Willis

    Wood Identification?

    Thanks Ember, It could have very well been dyed in the process I like to try to purchased my wood in blocks when possible I use a couple of placesTo purchase my wood Any advice Would be helpful. I'm sure there are some good individuals That are reputable Any Names that you can help me with...
  6. Keith Willis

    Wood Identification?

    Thanks Doug, It was sent to me stabilized already and I have used all of it. I have always wanted to find some more of itBut I have no idea what it is. This small piece is all I have laughed and was hoping to get some help identifying what species it isYes I I'm sure is burl, just wishing I...
  7. Keith Willis

    Wood Identification?

    This wood was given to me by someone on this forum. I had it all written down as to who give me what, And what species wood it was. It has been a while back and a I have misplaced Where it was all written down Long story short The only thing I had written on this piece which was larger was...
  8. Keith Willis

    Catalog by R.W. aka Bob Loveless

    Thanks guys. For those that would like to place an order I am sending a picture on how to do so hope this helps. Just a couple more pages I thought you guys might like to read. I have looked through the pages of this pamphlet many times over and probably read every word in it 20 times, and still...
  9. Keith Willis

    Catalog by R.W. aka Bob Loveless

    An old friend of mine, I know he wouldn't mind me calling him old he is a close friend, 89 years young, was throwing out some old magazines most of it was junk but when I saw this I asked him could I have it before he threw it in the trash. Just thought I was a little treasure to hang on to
  10. Keith Willis

    Wood type

    Thanks for the help my friends Hey Dennis, it’s 18.5”x 5”x 1/8” God bless
  11. Keith Willis

    Wood type

    I have had this board for a long while now and have never used any of it on a knife. I was hoping someone would tell me what type of wood it is I’m thinking it’s lace wood but I don’t know and is it any good for knife handles. God bless
  12. Keith Willis

    Carbon fiber scales?

    After keeping up with Ed's ordeal on FB. I will still use it, just not as much, and I take every precaution I can God bless Keith
  13. Keith Willis

    Rubber wheels

    Thanks Gliden07 God bless
  14. Keith Willis

    Rubber wheels

    Could someone tell me ot course I know it will be their opinion but where is the Best place to buy the rubber wheels I don’t know if they call them contact weels or not but I am looking for the 2 inch wheels that Will go on my no weld grinder The ones that go on the top and bottom of my flat...
  15. Keith Willis

    416 stainless

    Thanks Scott, I did write that down, and will give it a try. This time I already ordered the NS to see how it works. God bless
  16. Keith Willis

    416 stainless

    I believe I am going to go with nickel silver. I have never used NS but it should look nice. God bless
  17. Keith Willis

    416 stainless

    You're right Ken. I haven't been making slip joints for very long, but am learning a lot and really enjoy making them. God bless
  18. Keith Willis

    416 stainless

    Hey my friends, can someone tell me what would be the next best steel to use in place of 416. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place, but would like some 1/8 " x 1 1/2'' or 1/8'' x 2'' . I am using it on folders with integral bolsters. I have been using 3/16'' 416,and have a little left...
  19. Keith Willis

    Question on my Forge

    thanks for the advice guys and to be honest with you all I am almost sure it is something that I seen on YouTube well I guess that's what you get for trying to watch someone who doesn't know any more than I do this will be my first Forge I just hope it works out I tried to fire it up, and the...
  20. Keith Willis

    Question on my Forge

    Thanks for the reply Ed, man was I told wrong I was told it had to be a good bit bigger than the pipe going in looks like I'm going to be sticking some ceramic fibers around mine I hope that does the trick thanks again God bless, Keith
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