Figured woods (various types)
Black Box burl from Australia. These are especially nice pieces of this very dense/hard burl. Hard to find this for sale at all, let alone pieces like this that are dried. It is very difficult to dry and we really had to baby these. All or nearly all were treated with superglue 3 x (thin superglue is allowed to absorb in the surface, dried then sanded off, repeat). The reason is that this burl type is ultra dense and naturally develops tiny (hard to even see) splits around each figure area. Expect to glue them in the same way yourself as you are working on them. DO NOT overheat when sanding or they crack more. Current moisture around 10% All of them came from the same slab.
After long term drying these pieces are now ready for you. Pieces 1-3 came from the same slab, 4-5 are also siblings. Laos Olive is rarely seen anywhere, and it took a number of years to dry it carefully as faster drying is likely to cause cracks. Bay laurel looks a little more blue grey than the photo above. All were soaked in superglue which was then sanded off again .
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