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Burl Source
09-10-2013, 02:49 PM
I got lucky finding this piece.
It was a guitar billet of some old Ziricote.
Really hard, dense wood.
Now it's time to start cutting.


Baby Huey
09-10-2013, 02:54 PM
Nice catch yet again.

Burl Source
09-10-2013, 03:46 PM
I think I got lucky with this piece. It was sealed giving more of an orange/brown look. When I stripped off the sealer the true colors show with better contrast.
The billet was cut flat sawn but it is about 2 inches thick so I am able to cut it into quarter sawn strips. That way I am able to get the landscape look on the faces of the blocks.

09-10-2013, 04:34 PM

Burl Source
09-10-2013, 05:54 PM
These are the ones I have posted in the store so far. The blocks are all priced the same at $35 each.
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09-10-2013, 06:30 PM
Looks like a painting of hills or something, looks amazing

Burl Source
09-10-2013, 06:34 PM
Looks like a painting of hills or something, looks amazing
One of the guys here thought it looks like picture jasper.

09-10-2013, 06:37 PM
Those are gorgeous! Ziricote is my favorite wood, by far. I love that greyish brown with the dark chocolatey black spider webbing/landscape pattern. Always reminds me of a freshly poured pint of guiness, or a nice cappucino. I always thought it would make a really classy portafilter or tamper handle for an espresso machine.

09-11-2013, 06:08 AM
Bugger, it's so distinctive it almost looks fake