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Post by Bensbites » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:30 pm



Ben takes another stab at westerns!

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Post by Jeff B » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:51 pm

Very nice Ben! What's the wood?
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Post by Bensbites » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:54 pm

Jeff B wrote:
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Very nice Ben! What's the wood?
The wood spalted maple burl, stunning. I may have to find more of it.

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Whoa buckeye burl! I see this double sandwich spacer motif reappearing in future work. #chefknife #chefknives #kitchenknife #kitchenknives #chef #cheflife #knife #knives #knifenut #knifeporn #knifenerd #knifehandle #food #kitchen #wood #woodworking #woodwork #knivesofinstagram #food #bbq #cooking #cook #wooden #blade #bladesmith #bbq #foodie #foodlover #woodturning #culinary #culinarywoodworking

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Post by Drewski » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:38 pm

Love that burl!

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Post by Jeff B » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:44 pm

Ben you've started off the year with some beautiful woods!
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Post by Bensbites » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:08 am

Jeff B wrote:
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Ben you've started off the year with some beautiful woods!
Jeff, thank you. In all honesty, the clients deserve much of the credit. Most projects start with brainstorming/figuring out what the client wants based on photos they send me. Sourcing wood is another step, some people hoard nice wood. I have one forum member who has his own shelf in my shop. Others need help, we can raid my would shops wood for a reasonable cost, or I can hook people up with list of suppliers. Daliadesigns (aka forum member GeorgeK) has become one of my favorite suppliers to work with.
Once we have wood, it is a collaborative brainstorming back and forth on design and layout until we nail it. I have three fairly unique handles projects that will wrap up in the next couple months. I am looking forward to showing those off.

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Post by Bensbites » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:43 pm


Amboyna burl with blackwood and birch.

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Post by Bensbites » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:17 pm



Look at this Amboyna Burl with African Blackwood and Karelian Birch. Damn, this mates well with the Kato.

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Post by lsboogy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:42 pm

blown away - beautiful work Ben

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Post by Bensbites » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:06 pm

I can’t get enough of this shig! Tamarind Burl with sandwiched spacers maple and Blackwood. The voids were filled with black epoxy.


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Post by Bensbites » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:35 pm

New wa handle design to show off this B&W ebony with a cocobolo spacer! This is definitely fitting for the Fujiyama petty. What do you think?


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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Jeff B » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:54 pm

You've made some great looking handles so far this year Ben and doing a great job showing them off!
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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