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    Advice needed

    This just showed up today.
    A guy brought in a load of maple burl. A few good burl caps and this slab with a messed up cut.
    I grabbed it before anyone else started getting ideas.
    Looks to be good clean burl without bark pockets or other things that get in the way of good knife handle blocks.
    Really good burl figure over 90%+ of the slab.
    Won't be much waste from this piece. Size is about 32" x 24" x 4"+


    Regular blonde maple burl like this sells, but slowly.

    So I will probably be getting about 75% of this dyed when I send it in for stabilizing.

    The advice I need from you guys/gals is what colors?
    Usually I do blue, black and brown.
    But.....I would like to hear what you have to say.
    Maple burl takes dye better than most other woods so anything goes.
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    Here is what black and brown can look like.


    Maybe you are thinking "More Green"
    Looks like malachite but makes me think of the Incredible Hulk.


    Or Blue?
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    I like light brown with dark brown Natural Figured

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    Also a fan of the brown. "Natural" colored burl, lol.

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    I like natural colors, but damn that blue sure looks especially nice...
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    Don't dye it all. Leave a few of the nicest pieces as they are. Someone will buy them eventually . . .

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    black brown and blue all together. With a little red in there. ooooo orange would be cool but I don't see that having any contrast with what stays natural.
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    I like all of the colors you have done previously. A dark blue could look nice.

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    What about double dyed? I see some cool purple-teal, orange-red, blue-green, etc double dyes.
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