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Item 153212
Model Maple Burl 2.5x4

Woodcraft Woodshop - Maple Burl Big Leaf - 2-1/2" x 4" x 4"

$15.99

Big Leaf Maple Burl (Acer macrophyllum) has figure consisting of swirly, unpredictable grain patterns with light to dark variations of cream brown to dark brown color. Natural edges, bark...

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Big Leaf Maple Burl (Acer macrophyllum) has figure consisting of swirly, unpredictable grain patterns with light to dark variations of cream brown to dark brown color. Natural edges, bark inclusions and internal voids may be present and are not considered defects (in fact, they usually add character to a piece). Big leaf maple burl can be somewhat difficult to turn because of its unpredictable grain. It does, however, polish very nicely. It can create interesting turnings such as pens, bottle stoppers, bowls and ornaments. It is also great to cut into slices for clock making, or thin slabs for beautiful box tops.


Features:
  • Unique figure adds great character to a work piece
  • May have Natural Edge
  • Finishes well
  • Native to North America

Specifications:
  • Thickness: 2-1/2"
  • Width: 4"
  • Length: 4"

What's Included:
  • (1) Maple Burl Big Leaf - 2-1/2" x 4" x 4" - Turning Stock

Product Notes:
  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
  • Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.

Articles & Blogs

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During last year’s WoodExpo 2011 at the New England Home Show, we featured a blog on Kevin Mack Fine Furniture. Kevin is located in Malden, Massachusetts and can also be found online at www.kevinmackfinefurniture.net. The Mack attack is back at the 2012 show with 5 new fantastic entries showing off his creativity and woodworking expertise. The main goal for all 5 pieces was to create 3 color tones in each piece.

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Reviews

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  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    50/50

    I purchased two of these to do some turning. The first one I looked at looked beautiful and had a nice size and thickness to it. Can't wait to make something wonderful out of it. The second one has a huge knot that covers more than half of the piece and extends all the way through the entire thickness of the piece. I will have to cut more than half off to be able to use it for anything. Price was ok but i wish i would have gotten two nice workable pieces instead of one and a half

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Beautiful!

    Easy to work with. Beautiful!

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