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    Dark Subterranian Mutants

    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.


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    Looks crazy. Are they denser than "normal" redwood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markenki View Post
    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.
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    That's neat! I like the swirls and randomness of them.

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    Wow! the one above the flame is awesome! Second down in the center.

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    Some of your burls is like staring into the universe. Amazing

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    Lmao I was probably referring to one of the normalish blocks after rereading your comments, but all of it looks good.

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    Yowza, them's some cool stuff!
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    Someone needs to put one of the swirly pieces on a feather damascus knife. It's almost like a radial curl. Very cool stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonD View Post
    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.
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