Mortgage vs wood in the battle for my bank account. I bought some stuff from Mike about two weeks ago and It's fantastic! He cut me a piece of buckeye burl to my liking via text message. It's about to go off to K&G with some other blocks I have around including a piece of his lace redwood. I can't wait to work with it. He threw in a pair of Claro burl western scales for free! They were cut right next to each other from the same block so the patterns even match!