I'll chime in also - Moves like this is what makes the knifemaking folks such great folk. The wood on the left side is REALLY nice figure. I've got plenty of plain walnut that I cut from a tree back in '91, but nothing like that really nice wood. Somebody's going to be VERY happy.
Thanks everyone. This forum quickly became one of my favorites because of all the people here who are willing to give help to all of us starting out. Hopefully I can suck up enough of the knowledge here to help others out someday. Until then, I have 3 boxes of the walnut left.
I love me some walnut, and think it's great that you are helping out! I'd love a box, and if you're interested I have a crap ton of curly maple that I need to cut up, they are only about 1 inch thick. Once I cut them up I'll send ya a box in return!
Really nice walnut. It makes me think of the black walnut trees on my Mom and Dads old home place. I sure hated to see that place sold but it had gotten to be too much for them to keep up at the time!! Sometimes it is funny what triggers memories!!
Just received my box of walnut from Gene. All I can say is thank you so much Gene.
It's going to be awhile before I can get to these but one of these blocks is going to go on a hidden tang bowie that I am planning on. It will be only the second hidden tang and the first bowie I have done. Another one will be given to a friend of mine. He was given a knife kit for a gift but the scales included were very nice looking olive but they are so pitted and cracked I seriously doubt they're usable. These will make a great set of scales for him.
I will post pics when I get the bowie done.