It might be a bit of a stretch to call this the best burl in the whole world. But it sure is nice.
This is an old slab that had changed hands 3 times over about 50 years.
It had a dark dusty patina that made it hard to see what the wood was going to be like.
I knew it would be good. But I had no idea it was going to be this good.
This is when I started cutting it up.
Next I took one of the strips and sanded it to 120 grit and sprayed it with a light coat of lacquer.
Turned at an angle and the look changes.
Then at 180 degrees it is different again.
This has to be my favorite of any Redwood Burl that I have ever seen. No bark pockets, no checks, no voids and really unusual figure. Good coloring too.
There is some at K&G getting stabilized right now. Once I finish cutting up these pieces I will be sending in them as well.