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Project by hunter71 posted 05-15-2012 10:43 AM 1550 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before I left Afghanistan I found this wood in the fire pit, waiting to be burned. I recognized that what ever was inside was going to be pretty. I sliced off several pieces, wondering what I could do with my limited tools, and the small size. Then I found this site.
Although not a total wood project I felt it represented the “found wood” well enough to post it. BTW I was told by a local that the wood is the root of a persimmon tree. It is very hard and highly figured.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 05-15-2012 11:04 AM

Great knife handles. It is amazing what beauty is buried in the wood that is thrown away every day. When we in Australia at this restaurant on the top of this big hill, they had a box of firewood they burned in there every day and it was iron bark- just beautiful- and it was being burned!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 11:28 AM

Good job. I like the grain pattern.
Keep up the good work.

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 11:48 AM

I knew you would make a beautiful pieice with your new found old wood! Nice work! Nice story about it too!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 12:26 PM

Turned out very nice knife handle – and the woodgrain is beautiful too!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 02:05 PM

Very nice. Thnx for the link also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 02:50 PM

Sure, it’s not all wood. But if someone can post a refurbished table saw as a project, then this certainly qualifies, too. And the results are damn pretty! Nice work.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 04:50 PM

Great job Hunter.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#8 posted 05-15-2012 05:01 PM

i wonder where the closest persimmon tree is…

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#9 posted 05-16-2012 02:54 AM

Nice looking knife, this came ot very clean and sharp, no pun intended.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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