Wanna see some purdy wood?
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This handle was made from the crotch of a Live Oak tree that fell behind our house about 4 years ago...



Here's the other side..

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  Re: Wanna see some purdy wood? by MarvW (This handle was made...)
Yowza!
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  Re: Wanna see some purdy wood? by MarvW (This handle was made...)
Now, that is cool! Painting it John Deere?

After a lot of peering, etc., is that a wood spine, too?
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  Re: Wanna see some purdy wood? by MarvW (This handle was made...)
That's really nice!



What live oak I see is often kind of gray, and while I find the figure attractive, the color is off-putting. Glad to see live oak with some good color here.
Steve S.
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  Re: Re: Wanna see some purdy wood? by hbmcc (Now, that is cool! P...)
No John Deere on this one.

But thanks for asking....

The blade is from a Home Depot cheapo backsaw. It has 1/8" thick back on it. Yes, that is wood on the back, but the wood isn't replacing the back. It just covers it up. Didja notice there are no screws?



Here's what the HD saw looked like.. A little on the fugly side, don'tcha think?

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Marv


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  Re: Re: Wanna see some purdy wood? by Bibliophile 13 (That's really nice! ...)
Steve,

This Oak is very light in color in it's natural color. When I applied paste wax to it, it darkened it. Paste wax is all I put on it. The wood is very tough, not so hard, but tough. It was very difficult to wheat carve.
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Marv


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  Re: Wanna see some purdy wood? by MarvW (This handle was made...)
I found the wheat carving to be as striking as the wood. Nicely done, Marv.
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  Re: Wanna see some purdy wood? by MarvW (This handle was made...)
Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Did you use your usual carving tool?

Is the steel sufficiently good to make a quality saw once it is refiled?
Thanks,  Curt
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  Re: Wanna see some purdy wood? by MarvW (This handle was made...)
That upper horn looks a little like the head of a duck.

Glad you said what wood it is made from. From the picture I would have no idea.

So, Why the flat top? It it about to join the military?
WoodTinker
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  Re: Re: Wanna see some purdy wood? by MarvW (No John Deere on thi...)
MarvW said:


No John Deere on this one.

But thanks for asking....

<SNIP>. Didja notice there are no screws?








Yup. But, you know the rule.... never ask more than one question. I was pushing it at 2. Is the handle glued on?
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