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Old 01-19-2007, 04:38 PM
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Default New PalmControl Burl Handles

Found a great supplier for burl handles for PalmControls!



Top row, left to right:
1: Dyed Maple Burl
2: Hawaiian Curly Mango
3: Australian Brown Mallee Burl
4: Afzelia Burl
5: Maple Burl Spalted with mineral staining

Bottom row, left to right:
6: Hawaiian Macademia Nut wood
7: California Redwood Burl
8: Amboyna Burl
9: Buckeye Burl
10: Chechen Burl

The supplier said he has even more exotic burls than this. I would like opinions which of these are the nicest looking so we know which ones to make more of.

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Old 01-19-2007, 05:07 PM
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Hi Steve
Numbers 2.4.8 look the best too me. Are you at the FEGA show and how is the sharpinging fixture going. Hope things are back to normal with the weather in NE
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: New PalmControl Burl Handles

Oooooooooo. that inspires me:thumbsup:

This gives me a great idea.

Steve,

I don't see the three prot holes on the wodden ones that are on my rubber one. Are the no longer needed since the update?

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Old 01-19-2007, 05:42 PM
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Hi Steve

They all look fantastic. That's like putting 10 chocolates in front of you and having to decide which one to eat.

Cheers
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:10 PM
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Great choices, they are all beautiful, when you get back from Reno and get some more gravers made, if number 7 is still available, I'll claim that one. Thanks, John
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:11 PM
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Ray, Those three holes you're referring to are access holes to screws. I use them to access the screws to tune the tool before shipping. By leaving them off the burl handles it just means that I need to tune the tool with the shell handle off rather than on before shipping.

Andrew, I like the chocolates analogy. I like carmel filled. The Hawaiian Macademia Nut Wood make me hungry

Hi Dave, Quit sending that cold weather from Colorado to Nebraska. Paul's sharpening fixture should be ready for Reno/FEGA. FEGA is next weekend.

Hi John, Okay to number 7.

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Old 01-19-2007, 07:01 PM
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Well I have to find some time this weekend to make myself one.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:14 PM
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Opps wrong week,:willy_nilly: What cold weather in sunny colorado
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:31 AM
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Number 8 is my absolute favorite
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:11 PM
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Looks nice. I like 3, 4, 6, 7, 8.
How about some mahogany, or ebony?
The darker, and redder colors seem to look perfect for the AirGraver.
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:54 PM
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Steve,

How about this; place a selection on the forum or your web sight with pics of each one for sale. The burl handels are like jewels that we can pick from.

How do you keep an engraver busy for days? Give him 10 or 20 pieces of burl to choose from.:willy_nilly:

I could see this turning into a fashion statement. You know like different handels to go with different outfits. Remember the difference between man and beast is his ability to assesorise.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:52 AM
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Remember the difference between man and beast is his ability to assesorise.



Hi Phillip, I think you are right about photographing and letting people pick. The wood grain even from the same material varies a lot and so it would probably be best to let customers pick. The supplier is making more, some of them out of the same materials as these ten and some new ones too. Three of these in the first batch have a small chip or chips on the thin edge at the front. The supplier said he wasn't even going to send them along at first but then decided to include them, just so I could see the various burls available. Soon after Reno I should have the second batch and I can go through and photograph the flaws I see on any of them. The ones without flaws will be priced at $200 and the ones with flaws will be less. These woods are all stabilized throughout, before machining. None of the usual kind of wood finishing is required on the outside surface since they are finished all the way through. They drill, turn and polish similar to ivory.

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PS... Did your tool reach Iraq yet? Phillip is a soldier stationed in Iraq. Thank you Phillip!
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:17 PM
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Yes, Thank You Philip !
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:54 AM
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If you'd be so kind as to send me all of them, so that I could have a 1st hand look! Don't worry, I'll send the remaining ones back.

You could just "make some" and when there gone, there gone, then make some more. Kinda like a limited edition run.

How much are they again?
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:41 PM
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Hi Danny, The flawless ones will be $200 and the ones with flaws less. I should have five more before the show. I'll shoot pictures of them. I'll need to shoot some close-ups of any flaws I see and determine a price for those. I'm enjoying the collection and not sure if I want to sell them now. Would that be mean?:D

I'll bring them along to the show. Will you be there?

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Old 01-22-2007, 04:59 PM
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Un-determined if I can make the show at this time. One too many other things happening that I can't seem to get put off.

If I wait too long, I'll make the show but won't be able to sleep there! And I darn sure ain't sleeping in my Jeep! You guys will have to pop me out on the ground and spring me open like a rolled up cardboard tube! hahaha
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:09 PM
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Thanks for your service, stay safe check six
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:29 AM
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Thanks Guys for the support! Although I am a Police Trainer who goes out with Soldiers.

Steve; My hand piece came in and it is great, but my compressor went to the bad just before the handpiece arrived. So I will give the HP it's work out when I get to Brescia Italy in about a week.

I will be spending several days showing it off to Creative Ats and Bottega while I am there.

Steve I would like to give you a special thank you. With out your support these 2 1/2 years I have spent here would have been much harder. You always took time to help me over the phone and on the net.

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Old 01-23-2007, 01:37 PM
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Thank you Phillip, I'm glad the tool arrived there safe! Here is a picture of Phillip on patrol that he emailed a few weeks ago.




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Old 01-23-2007, 04:32 PM
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Hey Phillip
Which pouch has the Palm Control? You know that you can have one of your buddies blow into the tube and you can actually cut that way. Especially if your engraving their name on their, um, stuff! Please send PIC of that!
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:48 PM
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Here are five more.



1: Sapele Burl
2: Afzelic Burl
3: Spalted Maple
4: Amboyna Burl
5: Hawaiian Macademia Nut wood
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:51 PM
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Ooo soon
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I got my PC with the rubber handle, I MUST have a buckeye handle. I have a special place for buckeye trees, my Dad and Grandpa had buckeye trees and we considered them good luck (I still do).
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