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  1. Pelagicfun

    Pelagicfun Gold Member Gold Member

    209
    Oct 16, 2017
    Has anyone fumed osage? Will it give it an aged look?
     
  2. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Being very high in tannins, it should fume quite well.
     
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  3. Pelagicfun

    Pelagicfun Gold Member Gold Member

    209
    Oct 16, 2017
    Thank you. I made a quick setup for oak once. Was not sure if fuming was something that would work with a variety of woods.
     
  4. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    I'm not sure why someone would fume a knife handle, but give it a try.
     
  5. Pelagicfun

    Pelagicfun Gold Member Gold Member

    209
    Oct 16, 2017
    Not for scales necessarily. I came into loads of it and looking for fun things to use it for.
     
  6. Pelagicfun

    Pelagicfun Gold Member Gold Member

    209
    Oct 16, 2017
    Cut a couple trailers full. Eventually I'll get tired of yellow. Figured I'd use it for these wood sheaths i like making. Screenshot_20190712-170959_Gallery.jpg
     
  7. LCoop

    LCoop

    338
    May 5, 2007
    You won't get tired of yellow for long. Osage slowly depending on sunlight exposure turns a golden brown to full out tan brown.
     
  8. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    At Bill Moran's estate auction, I bought a box of handle blanks/templates in walnut … or so I thought …. all a nice dark tan brown. He had cut the handle profile on them and marked what knife style it was for. I decided to use one to finish a blade Bill had forged by not finished. When I went to shape it, it turned yellow … all the templates were cut in Osage.
     
  9. Storm W

    Storm W

    184
    Feb 19, 2019
    You got any pieces big enough for making bows? Its worth a fair bit as bow staves.
     
  10. Pelagicfun

    Pelagicfun Gold Member Gold Member

    209
    Oct 16, 2017
    6 whole trees that my dad cut down at least 20 years ago. 2 more that fell way back and have their root balls popped out. I can't wait to cut into the root wood and see if I can find figure. When I take a knife to them I only have to cut into them 1/8 or less to see that yellow. The rot resistance is amazing. I only have a medium sized Rikon saw and am tuning in my re-saw skills. Never cut bow length blanks before.
     
  11. argel55

    argel55

    Oct 30, 2005
    Torch it to get some different colors going. Almost all I see around here is not left yellow but browned with a torch to get some contrast.
     

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