These burls come from the Briar
bush. The grain is ultra fine and this is the wood traditionally
used for making smoking pipes. Beautiful figured grain and color.
will be some bark inclusions and rock inclusions are possible in whole or half
burls. Turning blanks rarely have defects as they are selectively cut.
A very hard wood, but weighs lighter than you would expect, making this
a unique turning wood that is almost never offered in turning blanks.
It is very difficult to get good turning blanks, even pen blanks, as are there
are so many defects, and the waste can be huge to make just a single blank.
We have made a single pen blank in the past that cost us over $40 plus labor and
expensive blade damage also over $40. Most of the burls can only make very
tiny pieces without flaws, turning blanks require the rarest pieces. Offered rarely, when we
can find a very unusual whole burl with high figure and low defects, offerings
are usually years apart because of the great challenges involved.
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