Figured woods (various types)
A mixed group of figured pieces. Notes: The Sindora burl has been coated with superglue which is then sanded back off, for higher stability with this burl that has natural slits in it. Sindora pieces are GG/GG+. The Jarrah has good figure, gg grade. The pyinma burl is GG+ with about the highest figure possible. They have all been dried.
These pieces are completely dried after 3 or more years of careful and slow air drying. This is one of the hardest burls in North America. Certainly on of the USA's more interesting wood types. Found in the Applachia area of the USA, also in the mid-atlantic states like Maryland. Lasts up to 100 years in ground contact without rotting and is in demand for fence posts since there is no need to treat/maintain the wood outdoors. (Though it will crack if left outside unfinished, it just won't rot). Has a botanical name of Robinia pseudoacacia. High quality pieces. We buy larger pieces and just cut the good parts to sell. Generally about a third of a burl that is of excellent quality can make pieces like these. (so it takes us about 3 pounds of burl to make 1 pound of turning blanks including the small pieces such as pen blanks). Notes: Piece 11 had a tight check in one end which was glued. Looks good but discounted 40% off anyway.
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STABILIZED and partially dyed orange.
Top quality figure throughout.
If you get an out of stock notice when you have a qty of 1, it is already sold.
not related to Ceylon Satinwood, Pyinma is a completely
different species. We have ceylon satinwood too, email us.
Pyinma has much better figure.
Ash Burl, stabilized
botanical name: Fraxinus americana
Ash grows widely in the eastern half of the USA. Burls do occur, but rarely have the concentration of eyes as seen in those sold below. These were professionally stabilized by kiln drying and then forcing clear resin through the wood at very high pressure. This results in a stable blank that tends to warp much less then un-stabilized wood. We don't expect this wood to be in stock all the time, but occasionally.
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