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Spanish Cedar for handles?


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Hello everyone. A friend of mine owns a cigar shop and has given me quite a few pieces of nicely quilted or otherwise figured Spanish Cedar. Has anyone used this stuff for handles? And if so, how well does it work?

 

-Al Willis

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You will need to stabilize it or it will be way to soft there is a reason they make veneer out of it it is very aromatic and perfect for the humidor and cigars Not so much as to knife handles unless it is Stabilized.

 

Sam

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Thanks Sam. That's about what I had expected, but some of the pieces of the heartwood that I have seem unusually hard and dense for Spanish Cedar, almost as much as the Red Oak I have.

 

-Al Willis

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A friend of mine is a cigar manufacturer also. He wanted a knife using Spanish Cedar for the handle. I found the wood to be 1/2 as hard as the red oak I use on my lesser valued knives. I stabilized some and it worked very well. It had a nice curl to it. We went through a few pieces till we found the gain structure that we used. To epoxy it to the blade I used GFlex 650 epoxy with 1018 blued steel pins. The one thing I remember most the rich smell of the wood. I would be sure to wear a respirator while working this stuff.

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