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    Black Ash Burl Desk Set

    I just finished up this set today for someone. The blanks are Black Ash Burl from Exotic Blanks. They have a CA finish & are assembled with Black & Chrome components. Thanks
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    Such a beautiful set.
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    Hi James,

    Those really look great. The wood color is rich and deep and contrasts well with the metal.

    I like the concave curve to the letter opener. Straight edged openers tend to pop out before I am through slitting.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    Those are beauties. I like that wood.
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    Looks like black ash burl should be on the "buy" list....well done sir!!
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    Very nice desk set. Great wood and the finish came out realy nice.
    Dennis

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    Very nicely done James!
    Great finish on that Black Ash Burl.
    Well done.

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    That's some gorgeous wood, and I really like what you've done with it. Very well done.

    On a somewhat unrelated note, what software are you using to resize your photos? On my monitor, I'm seeing jagged lines along the edges of the pieces in the pictures (on this and on previous posts). If others are seeing the same thing, I suspect that your resizing software is causing it. Depending on what you're using now, I might have some suggestions for other (free) alternatives that should do away with the jaggies. (I figure work as nice as yours deserves the best pics possible.)
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    Very cool work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's some gorgeous wood, and I really like what you've done with it. Very well done.

    On a somewhat unrelated note, what software are you using to resize your photos? On my monitor, I'm seeing jagged lines along the edges of the pieces in the pictures (on this and on previous posts). If others are seeing the same thing, I suspect that your resizing software is causing it. Depending on what you're using now, I might have some suggestions for other (free) alternatives that should do away with the jaggies. (I figure work as nice as yours deserves the best pics possible.)
    I used Microsoft Picture It! Premium 10 that I've had for a few years. It has a function that resizes it for e-mail or web. Lately I've been taking the photos with my Sprint EVO phone.

    Some closeups seem to come out better than my Kodak camera. I'm all for suggestions. I'm not to happy on how the pictures come out. I know they could be better.
    James

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