Flamewood is also known as Thai rosewood. The botanical name is dalbergia cochinensis. A very rare rosewood that is restricted for imnport through a permit process. Almost never imported anymore. Color can vary from a light orange to a deep purple, possibly due to growing locale or different sub-species. The orange type sometimes has black lines, but usually very few. The tap tone is wonderful. Very limited supply on the market. Also called Siamese Rosewood.
FLAMEWOOD CAN NOT BE EXPORTED (APPLIES TO Flamewood only--thuya burl still ok to export ).
Thuya Burl on bottom
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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.
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 Qty:
Thuya burl pen blank, very good burl eyes
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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.
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