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    Just Arrived - Anyone care to guess what it is?

    I just had a couple packages arrive from overseas.
    Felt like a kid at Christmas.


    I couldn't wait to start sanding to see if this stuff was going to be any good. Took me over a year and had to give up my first born to get this.

    Anyone care to guess what it is?
    Size of the block in the photo is 5&1/2" x 2&1/2" x 1&1/2"
    Maybe I should call it an ingot instead of a block?

    Mark Farley / It's a Burl
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    I don't know what it is, but it is sure pretty. If you don't mind me asking, how do you finish your blocks to all the colors to be so vibrant?
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Albert Einstein

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    That looks like some of the finest, tightest grained fiddleback Koa I've seen.

    My wallet is crying. You're a baaaaaaad man Mr. Farley.
    - Sean

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    Looks like koa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbox View Post
    I don't know what it is, but it is sure pretty. If you don't mind me asking, how do you finish your blocks to all the colors to be so vibrant?
    This block just had a quick belt sanding to 120 grit and then I sealed it with a light coat of spray lacquer.

    As for what type of wood it is;
    I will give a couple hints.
    #1 It is a type of acacia, same family as koa
    #2 Weight and density comparable and sometimes exceeds that of desert ironwood. The block in the photo above is a double size block and weighs a little over 1 pound.
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    It's that weird ass wood you had once. Give me a minute.

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    Ha, it's the one's that Bill Burke bought all of before I even got a chance to see them....Fiddleback Tasmanian Blackwood.

    What do I win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potato42 View Post
    That looks like some of the finest, tightest grained fiddleback Koa I've seen.
    My wallet is crying. You're a baaaaaaad man Mr. Farley.
    Potato42 gave me an idea.
    Let's turn this thread into a give away type contest.

    This piece will be the prize. It is the same type of wood but with figure that looks more like crushed velvet.


    To enter the drawing.
    Just make a post here guessing what type of wood it is.
    Your post number will be your number for the drawing.
    On Friday 6/17 about 5pm PST I will use a random number generator to pick the winning number.
    If your post number is drawn you win this block.
    I will pay for shipping as well to anywhere worldwide.
    Mark Farley / It's a Burl
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    OK, I guess Albizia.

    Rick

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    Is it some sort of burl? Lol...I will post with my real answer in a bit.

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