I am building four dovetail saws as gifts and would like to have four pieces 5” wide X 6” long. x 1” thick. Advise if you have some Birdseye.
Depends on how populated the birds eyes are? If highly populated, you probably passed up a good deal. I pay $30 a bf for it if the birdseyes are dense.Perhaps a bit off subject, but I was searching for some birdseye maple about 6 months ago. Was in Pennsylvania and stopped in a very nice hardwood lumber yard and they had some. The price? WOW! Close to 20 bucks a bf. I left without it.
I am going back next week, if they have some I could pick some up for you. I could have been wrong on the price, maybe, I am old. lolDepends on how populated the birds eyes are? If highly populated, you probably passed up a good deal. I pay $30 a bf for it if the birdseyes are dense.
Not much to look at now. Just a saw plate with punched teeth, a brass back that is unpolished, and some saw nuts. The handle is what sets them apart from each other and since these are gifts for fellow woodworkers, I want something really special. I will keep looking.Are you going to post pics of the saws? Would like to see them or some that you have made.
Robert: The stock needs to be 5" wide x 6" long x 1" thick for each handle. No way do I want it glued together from pieces.Woodcraft
May work for youBird's-eye maple (Acer saccharum) is so named because the figure resembles small bird's eyes. Bird's-eye figure is a phenomenon that occurs within severalwww.woodcraft.com