Meet Barry Southers. He came in a couple of weeks ago looking for
woods to use for his knife handles (Yes, he makes knives.) Barry
purchased padauk, bubinga, wenge, and some exotic woods. He says,
“They are all great woods and am glad I found Rare Earth Hardwoods!”
Thanks, Barry! We’re glad too!
Here’s a note we received from Barry:
I wanted to pass along some photos of my most recent knife I made using
padauk. In case you don’t remember, I purchased a long 1.5″ dowel rod. I cut off a section approximately 5″, then cut off a smaller section to create top and bottom pieces. I drilled the hole for the knife tang to be inserted, then added black fiber spacers and a leather spacer in between the pieces of wood. After the epoxy set, I was then able to sand down to its current shape, and after belt and hand sanding I put on a finishing oil to seal the wood handle. I will do more of this, along with more sanding and will send the final work when it is done, but wanted to get these photos to you so you could see how well dowel rods and other smaller pieces of woods can be used in knife handles! Please feel free to use these photos as well as all my description above.
Visit Barry’s blog – http://naaliknives.blogspot.com/
About Rare Earth Hardwoods
Since 1982, Rare Earth Hardwoods has been supplying the world with the finest domestic and imported lumber and wood products.