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Cochinchin burl
(dalbergia cochinensis)


Cochinchin (co-shin-shin) burl is a true rosewood burl, and a very rare one.  It is the burl of dalbergia cochinensis, also called flamewood .  The tree grows in Southeast Asia, in countries such as Laos.  It has become nearly impossible to get.  An extremely hard and heavy wood.  It has natural splits that develop during drying, as well as some natural voids or bark areas.  The limited supply below is all we have been able to obtain for now.  Be sure to soak the de-waxed surface with thin superglue to further stabilize the blank before turning.  Pen blanks need to be soaked with glue before turning, and once they are round . 

Grading explanation for figured wood:
Gallery grade minus (gg-) is a nicely figured piece that has some figure scattered around, not tight or all over figure
Gallery grade (gg) is a highly figured piece of wood. It has very high and intense figure on at least two parallel sides, or very good figure on 3 or 4 sides.
Gallery grade PLUS (gg+) is a piece with rare intense figure that appears on all 4 surfaces of a square. Usually uncommon to rare.
NO LONGER ALLOWED TO BE EXPORTED FROM THE USA, DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY (APPLIES TO COCHINCHIN only--thuya burl still ok to export ).

 Thuya Burl on bottom half of page:


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Actual piece shown, Click photo for another view. This burl has not been available anywhere on the market for years. We cannot find another seller anywhere. Brought in about 9 years ago and hasn't been seen again yet. A very rare opportunity. We have seen other pieces called Thai rosewood burl, but they are a different species and look nothing like this burl .

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.



Cochinchin burl, 3 15/16 x 4 1/16 x 8 1/16 inches
Price: Sorry, sold








Thuya Burl
(tetraclinis articulata)

This beautiful burl comes from Morocco.  Reportedly it comes from the root systems of trees which have died a long time ago.  It is very difficult to find as the tree tops have disappeared years ago, leaving small depressions in the ground where it is dug to see if a burl is there.  It has a characteristic smell and a very fine grain.  The color may very from deep reddish to bronze to tan.  The black spots may be sparse or more packed together.  Even though the tree is a conifer, the wood is very hard and somewhat oily.  A favorite turning wood for years.
Now becoming rare due to import problems and lack of good quality.


Thuya burl pen blank, part burl
Price: $4.80 (part burl grade)
Qty: 


Thuya burl pen blank, very good burl eyes

Price: $8.30 (good burl grade)
Qty: 



Thuya burl pen blank, Top quality burl
Price: $12.80 (top burl grade--selected for top figure)
Qty: 







CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE SIDE 2.

Actual pieces shown, order below. These pieces are completely dried old stock. Good pieces like this usually come from old stock. These came from the supply of a long-closed gunmaker in Eastern Europe who used the wood for high end rifle stocks. Even with best quality pieces, most of the wood doesn't have the eyes close enough to look good in a square, these are cut in a very premium way to get the best figure. If the cart gives you an out of stock notice with a quantity of 1, that means that piece is sold already. REFRESH your page to see the most updated version available.

Notes: Piece 0 has a natural set of divots visible in side 3. No checking though.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

REFRESH YOUR PAGE ONE TIME BEFORE ORDERING BELOW TO SEE THE MOST UP TO DATE VERSION AVAILABLE
Thuya Burl
Piece A
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $16.50

Thuya Burl
Piece B
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $10.50

Thuya Burl
Piece C
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $14.00

Thuya Burl
Piece E
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $14.00

Thuya Burl
Piece F
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $16.50

Thuya Burl
Piece G
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $14.00

Thuya Burl
Piece H
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $14.00

Thuya Burl
Piece i
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $16.50

Thuya Burl
Piece J
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $16.50

Thuya Burl
Piece K
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $10.50

Thuya Burl
Piece L
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $10.50

Thuya Burl
Piece L
1 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $10.50







CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE SIDE 2.

Actual pieces shown, order below. These pieces are completely dried old stock. Good pieces like this usually come from old stock. These came from the supply of a long-closed gunmaker in Eastern Europe who used the wood for high end rifle stocks. Even with best quality pieces, most of the wood doesn't have the eyes close enough to look good in a square, these are cut in a very premium way to get the best figure. If the cart gives you an out of stock notice with a quantity of 1, that means that piece is sold already. REFRESH your page to see the most updated version available.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

REFRESH YOUR PAGE ONE TIME BEFORE ORDERING BELOW TO SEE THE MOST UP TO DATE VERSION AVAILABLE
Thuya Burl
Piece 1
1 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 9 inches

Price: $88.00

Thuya Burl
Piece 2
1 7/8 x 2 x 8.25 inches

Price: $62.00

Thuya Burl
Piece 3
1 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches

Price: $72.00

Thuya Burl
Piece 4
1 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches

Price: $72.00

Thuya Burl
Piece 5
1.5 x 1.5 x 10.75 inches

Price: $64.00


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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