Figured woods (various types)
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First two are pistachio with great figure. Dried over 10 years. Second group is black limba burl. Black limba is usually used for making guitars, but we found just this one small slab of burl. NOTES: It had lots of little defects in it so there were hours of filling with superglue in order to make these nice solid pieces. You might have to also glue someplace on the inside, but I really did a number on them and the labor was crazy. But this is something I just cannot find anywhere so I thought some of you out there might find this interesting. This is all we have and all I have seen in 17+ years in business so far . Black limba burl is super hard.
All pieces are DRIED completely.
The 12 inch ones have better figure of the two sizes.
A large dried piece. Grade is gg/gg+. Pictures don't do it justice!
Big Linden, (Tilia platyphyllos) is sometimes also called Lime, but it isn't related to real lime trees. Trees can live to great age and there is one on the ruins of a church in Kiev Ukraine that is believed to date from the 1300's. The tree is not rare, but these burls are almost unknown on the market in the USA. We did extensive soaking with superglue on all these and though I was very thorough, you could need to use a bit more glue once you get inside the wood. Hardness seems to be about like Northwest Maple, at least for the burls. Sands very nicely and was super easy to finish too. Interesting color and patterns not seen in other burls so we thought we would give this a try and see what you think (let me know either way). All pieces were DRIED for years.
not related to Ceylon Satinwood, Pyinma is a completely
different species. We have ceylon satinwood too, email us.
Pyinma has much better figure.
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