Hey cool beans Mark, thanks so much!
Eucalyptus would have been my guess...Only because i have a few blocks in the shop It does have mango style grain structure though. The eucalyptus i have is red though...
The Redwood burl showed up and it is magnificent specimen.
Thanks again for the contest and Merry Christmas all!
I am glad you like it.
On a side note; stabilized Redwood Burl has been one of the woods that has increased in demand the most over the past couple years.
A lot of people (myself included) take redwood for granted just because it is a name we are used to hearing.
But they don't think about the fact that Redwood only grows in a limited area making it sort of a rarity.
Plus it being protected and most of the good stuff comes from salvaged stumps and old stashes.
80%+ of the places we used to get redwood from are gone now.
I figure it will only be a handful of years before I am unable to get any of the good stuff except for old stock that someone has stashed.