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Exotic/figured Wood Scraps

Looking for any bits and pieces with some interesting grain. Burls, curly, quilted, exotics, whatever random offcuts youve got hanging around. Dont need any huge planks, just if youve got some pieces at least 1/4 inch thick and maybe an inch wide, im interested, just anything that looks good.

I cant offer a whole lot of cash, but I can offer a little if youve got an old shoebox of offcuts you want to get rid of. I can also do a trade, swap for a knife or something

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You might need to take a walk in the woods.
Any patch of woods in any sub-division. Usually, no one bothers going in them, and fallen wood is left to rot. It's where I've been getting the pieces I'm working on ... when I get a break in the job that will let me get back to working on them.

I really do love my job ... but it uses up so much time !!!
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Looking for any bits and pieces with some interesting grain. Burls, curly, quilted, exotics, whatever random offcuts youve got hanging around. Dont need any huge planks, just if youve got some pieces at least 1/4 inch thick and maybe an inch wide, im interested, just anything that looks good.

I cant offer a whole lot of cash, but I can offer a little if youve got an old shoebox of offcuts you want to get rid of. I can also do a trade, swap for a knife or something
There would have to be a whole lot of exotic scraps to have equal value for a knife of yours... ask me how I know that. I would value your knives and sheaths over $100.00, and you can get a lot of scraps for that money. Besides, you are "cash poor" so why trade away your time when you could use the money? Keeping with the "business decisions" here....

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You can get some really good looking blank from a few old logs.
These are from the wooded lot next door.
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There would have to be a whole lot of exotic scraps to have equal value for a knife of yours... ask me how I know that. I would value your knives and sheaths over $100.00, and you can get a lot of scraps for that money. Besides, you are "cash poor" so why trade away your time when you could use the money? Keeping with the "business decisions" here....
Dont get me wrong, i sell the knives too, i dont always just give them away. Sometimes though its worth swapping a marking knife for a shoebox of random species that i havent worked before. Thats how i found out rosewood makes a darn fine knife handle, after all

Id love to put a few of my blades in the classified section, but unfortunately that goes against forum rules. I can put the etsy link in my sig though!

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Considering that the handles are, indeed, woodworking ... why can't you post your knives there?
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Considering that the handles are, indeed, woodworking ... why can't you post your knives there?
The sticky at the top of the classified section has in bold red letters that items not directly related to woodworking arent allowed any longer. I agree with you, the handle are woodworking, but at the same time id rather not piss off the mods by finding out my thread would violate the rules.

That said, if any mods wanna chime in with a definite answer as to whether or not id be allowed to throw some knives in the classifieds, id appreciate it!

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I believe that statement about non-woodworking related pertains to regular "E-bay" posted items. Or it should pertain to that stuff, only. You make the knives, handles and sheaths ... which puts you squarely in the interest zone of most potential buyers on this site.

How about it, Administrators ... ???
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