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Item 158369
Model Maple 1/2 Flm billet

Woodcraft Woodshop - Maple, Flame 1-1/4" x 6" x 22" Dimensioned Wood Billet

$30.99

Estimated Ship Date May 21, 2021 check in-store availability

Flame Maple, also known as Curly Maple, Tiger Stripe or Fiddleback, is a feature of Maple in which the growth of the wood fiber is distorted in an undulating pattern, producing wavy lines known as...

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Flame Maple, also known as Curly Maple, Tiger Stripe or Fiddleback, is a feature of Maple in which the growth of the wood fiber is distorted in an undulating pattern, producing wavy lines known as flame. These special pieces of wood are frequently used in the manufacture of musical instruments. Our billets come from one of the leading suppliers of music-grade wood to luthiers around the globe. These billets, while excellent examples of figured maple, have a minor defect – either a discoloration or minor pin knot – that does not allow them to be graded as instrument quality.



  • Billet sizes range from 6"-10" wide, 22" long and 1-1/4" thick


  • S2S


  • Kiln-dried


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    Not all usable, needs a lot of work

    Per reviews on this site for other figured maple billets, the pictures for this product are misleading. The billets are not sawn square and some have live edge - at this price you are getting what you pay for. One end of the piece may be 6in, the other may be 10in. The description says there may be minor imperfections but these are not minor, they are major and mean that there is a relatively small amount that you can extract as a contiguous, straight edged piece compared to the overall size of the billet. There is plenty of good figured wood in it, but expect to be cutting this into smaller pieces and flattening all 6 sides. Don't expect to use it as a big solid piece or for sawing into wide planks. I can't really complain at this price, but Woodcraft should be more transparent with the advertising. Some example pictures of the raw wood would have helped.

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