Beefwood for knife Handles

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Hi Folks I recently came into a lifetime supply of beefwood, which is pretty good looking stuff.

It is red when cut but with tung oil it darkens to a brown.

I have a still still un-milled and can supply cut to your requirement.

I am looking to trade for pretty much anything else for knife making, all offers considered.

If you just want to buy some PM me for a price.

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Never heard of the stuff, but the patterns in the grain there would make some beautiful scales. Nice looking wood there Corin.
 

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I am going with grevillea striata But no real way of saying for sure. I am milling it from heavily weathered reclaimed lumber.
 

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Don't want to highjack, but the wave pattern looks a bit like some of the seasoned Beech wood that I had found for firewood, but some of the grain is sooooo beautiful that I wanted to save some for if I ever gain the skills like you have to use this wood for its beauty instead of heat output. As well, I was able to save an old, maybe very old, piece of "bird's eye maple" that I found under many coats of old paint on an antique bathroom mirrored cabinet. I would love for this to be made into knife scales if I can ever afford another custom. So I guess then my question to everyone, but particularily Corin, are these types of wood available to you in Australia, and secondly, what would be your suggestion for saving/storing wood for future use like I have planned so as to keep it in the best possible condition? Treat it with something like tung oil, or just keep it natural and stored inside?
 
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I'm looking at this and I'm thinking that I would love to have a go at making a kuksa. Do you think that it would work?
 

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I'm looking at this and I'm thinking that I would love to have a go at making a kuksa. Do you think that it would work?
not for a very big one, but yeah maybe.

Here it is treated with lindseed oil, its lovely stuff for sure.

 
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