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    Default Re: Turning wood for rods

    Ever heard of using birch or spruce burls? I have some giant ones out at the cabin.

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    Default Re: Turning wood for rods

    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    hey dan,
    that guys studio is only about 12 miles from where i grew up
    right near a really nice stretch of the river.
    he does some amazing work!
    that stabilized wood he is selling sure is cool, i would love to
    have a custom knife with the handle scales made out of that.
    hmmmmmm

    casey
    I guess he makes some killer custom pool cues. You need to sell your first born to get some of wood though. I can't imagine what the pool cues go for. Seemed like a pretty nice guy on the phone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Ever heard of using birch or spruce burls? I have some giant ones out at the cabin.
    Yah I have. Once they are stabilized the Birch should be as tough as anything else.

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    Default Re: Turning wood for rods

    I couldn't take it long enough to get a fly skeleton seat to turn a block for. I had a spinning seat skeleton and decided to just turn one for that. This is Buckeye Burl. I have trouble getting the colors in photos to come out true to the real thing. Not sure why. This is actually more the color of the block. It does cool stuff as you move it in light. Next step is to tackle doulble dyed stabilizing.

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