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Burl Source
06-24-2012, 03:28 PM
Most of these blocks are cut from a strange mutation that can happen with Redwoods underground. In the roots a growth that is shaped like a big zucchini can happen. This is not a true burl but can have similar eyes and figure. The wood is a lot darker because of the minerals absorbed from the ground. I don't know if you would call this rare, but is is not a normal occurance.

In the photos I placed 2 normalish pieces of Redwood to give a color comparison.

The 1st photo is under florescent lighting without flash. The wood looks kind of chocolate brown.
The 2nd photo is with a flash showing how when the light hits it from an angle, orange and gold colors appear.
I will put these blocks in our webtore pretty soon.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/002-13.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/001-16.jpg

markenki
06-24-2012, 04:02 PM
Looks crazy. Are they denser than "normal" redwood?

Burl Source
06-24-2012, 04:07 PM
Looks crazy. Are they denser than "normal" redwood?
A little bit. Enough to be able to notice, but not the super dense stuff that happens sometimes.

DarrenSwerid
06-24-2012, 04:38 PM
That's neat! I like the swirls and randomness of them.

Deckhand
06-24-2012, 05:16 PM
Wow! the one above the flame is awesome! Second down in the center.

oivind_dahle
06-24-2012, 05:25 PM
Some of your burls is like staring into the universe. Amazing

Deckhand
06-24-2012, 05:52 PM
Lmao I was probably referring to one of the normalish blocks after rereading your comments, but all of it looks good.

SpikeC
06-24-2012, 07:12 PM
Yowza, them's some cool stuff!

JasonD
06-24-2012, 10:22 PM
Someone needs to put one of the swirly pieces on a feather damascus knife. It's almost like a radial curl. Very cool stuff.

Lucretia
06-24-2012, 10:31 PM
Someone needs to put one of the swirly pieces on a feather damascus knife. It's almost like a radial curl. Very cool stuff.

Well, crap. I wish you hadn't said that. I'm supposed to be checking out some feather damascus this week. I already have too many blocks of wood sitting around.