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#6556655 - 11/23/16 08:46 PM Do you knife makers need some osage orange? (Bois d' arc)
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I milled some today, and milled various thicknesses. The tree was cut down in 2005, so it's not totally green. But I do not have a moisture meter, to give a hard number. Just checking to see if any of you need some.
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#6559977 - 11/26/16 08:30 PM Re: Do you knife makers need some osage orange? (Bois d' arc) [Re: FiremanJG]
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Ive some stumps that came out from under a house that was built in 1900 but I haven't used any of it yet.
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#6565866 - 11/30/16 01:06 PM Re: Do you knife makers need some osage orange? (Bois d' arc) [Re: FiremanJG]
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It's great wood nice and hard and make a good handle. For me the wood scales I use first of all are stabilized and secondly they need to look good, I like highly figured wood.
Osage to me do not have that appeal I like to use, I had tons of it from making bows, but never liked the way it looked on knives.
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