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01-03-10, 04:08 PM
*** SOLD *** These 4 sets plus 2 additional sets of walnut have sold. ***
These oversize extra-wide Crotch Walnut scales are bookmatched and they are dry. They have just been oiled for the photo. Depending on the width of your tangs they may be cut in half again.
I will list the minimum dimensions. The two sets on the top are at least 3/8"x2 5/8"x5".
The two sets on the bottom are at least 5/16"x2 1/8"x6 1/8".
The four sets are $50 plus shipping, US $5 - Overseas $15. Paypal add 3% to total.
If you want to keep your business private, you can send me a PM or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for looking, Kevin - Woodeye - Woodman
01-03-10, 04:56 PM
Gorgeous patterns! What kind of oil have you used?
01-03-10, 06:54 PM
Karl, I use Minwax Antique Oil on most of my wood projects. It does have a slight bit of coloring in it so I don't use it on Holly which I like to keep pure white. It works wonders with Cherry, Maple, Birch, Oak, Walnut, etc.. It has a polymer that "Pops" the figure and enhances it better than anything else I have used. I have been using it for decades. Several coats seem to act like a magnifying glass.
Normally I sell large amounts of big uncut blocks of crotchwood and the customer cuts his wood the way he prefers. But recently I have had requests for exhibition grade knife scales from guys who do not have a bandsaw.
Here is a photo of some bookmatched Maple scales from the center of a crotch I cut recently and used one coat of Antique Oil for the photo. Let me know what you think? Three coats would have made them look better but I do not have the time to spend on small quantities of wood, plus the picture taking, posting, responding, etc..
If you like I can post a picture of some gamecalls I finished with 3 coats of Antique Oil to show how it pops the figure in Curly Maple. Most of my sales have been to gamecall makers.
that is beautiful wallnut....
01-03-10, 11:10 PM
I received a PM asking me to show what the Antique Oil does when applied to Curly/Quilted Maple. On these turkey calls I applied 3-4 coats of the oil. The insides of the calls are dry and have received no oil so you can see the before and after effect. I have found that more realistic turkey sounds are achieved by not oiling the insides, the oil does harden the surface of the wood.
These calls have sides(soundboards) of various soft and hard maples. The third call down from the top left has sides made with Crotch Ash.
02-03-10, 08:47 AM
Thank you for the picture. Wow! That ash is wonderful, so is the others too, almost tiger stripes!!
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