So it begins: a new fascination/envy for a skill others have and I want!
Thanks for bringing me in to your shop for the afternoon and evening Alex. I am humbled that you would openly share your knowledge, materials, and tools. As for the wood, one man's junk is another man's treasure. As I cherry picked the scrap bin for walnut to do an inlay project I couldn't pass up some of the grain patterns on those pieces you now have. Although I had no intentions for them, I feel I was given a gift to give a gift. In return....well...I will have a tool (knife) that I will cherish forever. I know this will become something bigger for me and I am eager to get to the point that we build a forge for me.
Time to browse these forums for additional knowledge!