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Good job. My first set of grips I ever made were from purpleheart. Just know that over time, you'll lose the purple color and the wood will turn brown.

But it sure is pretty when it's freshly worked.
 

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Very nice!
 

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I heated them in the oven to get the deep purple and cleared them do you think I will still loose the color?
 

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You may also want to consider having the ambrosia maple stabilized if you haven't already. It's a bit soft.
 

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I am intetested in finding some buckeye burl. But again dont know where to start.
 

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Also Olympus I have aquired a piece of brazilian cherry have you ever worked any of this. If so any suggestions.
 

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Look damn nice too. Good work man. What do you charge.
 

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You can check different knifemaker supply companies to start.

I stay away for buckeye burl. It's very brittle unless its been stabilized. And also prone to worm holes. You take a gamble when you buy the wood.

Never worked Brazilian cherry, but should be nice n
 

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I dont know I am a saddlemaker and leathercrafter this is something I just started and wanted to try it to see if I could.
 

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BillyHart said:
Olympus is the box elder burl the same way?
Same way as what? Not sure what you mean.

Box elder burl is a good choice for grips, but it certainly needs to be stabilized before being used for grips.
 
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