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Burl Source
10-05-2011, 03:38 PM
Another big mess of stabilized blocks came back from K&G this morning. It is easy for me to forget what I sent in to be stabilized so I am always excited to go through everything when the boxes of wood come back from being stabilized.

Here is what they look like fresh out of the box.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/sb003.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/sb002.jpg

Now I better get to work and make them presentable.
There are some real treasures in this batch.

Burl Source
10-05-2011, 03:45 PM
I will start with these first.
I am almost positive you can't guess what these are.
Hint: Australia, natural color
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/sb004.jpg

Burl Source
10-05-2011, 04:38 PM
Here they are partially cleaned up.
They look lots lighter at 36 grit but will darken up and show their true colors as I sand them finer.
Still hard to tell what they are.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/sb005.jpg

Burl Source
10-05-2011, 05:42 PM
Here they are cleaned up.
This is Figured SheOak that I imported from Western Australia.
Cool stuff but....you have to like the color orange.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/sb006.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/sb008.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/sb007.jpg

mr drinky
10-05-2011, 11:21 PM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/sb003.jpg


That looks like a tree had an orgasm.

k.

l r harner
10-05-2011, 11:27 PM
i have wants and needs you know :)

Dave Martell
10-05-2011, 11:43 PM
me wants some sheoak

Burl Source
10-06-2011, 10:18 PM
Here are some more that I cleaned up today.
You just don't know what is there till you do a little sanding.
I like what I am finding so far.
Maple Burl
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/6.jpg
Buckeye Burl
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/4.jpg
Oregon Ash Burl
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/5.jpg
Spalted Sycamore
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/7.jpg
Curly Redwood
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/8.jpg
and some more Koa :shocked3:
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/9.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/octo/10.jpg

l r harner
10-06-2011, 11:43 PM
i hate you

mr drinky
10-06-2011, 11:48 PM
That wood is foolish crazy nice. I feel like a raccoon attracted to shiny things. No good can come of it -- it's a trap.

k.

apicius9
10-07-2011, 01:39 AM
Show-off. :(

Andrew H
10-07-2011, 01:30 PM
I love that maple burl.

Burl Source
10-07-2011, 02:06 PM
I love that maple burl.

I agree with you. This is a bit nicer than normal maple.
I had a call yesterday from someone wanting a blonde colored figured wood.
I asked "what about some real good maple burl?"
He replied "too generic"
If he would have asked to see photos I bet he would have thought otherwise.