Woodcraft Woodshop - Maple, Curly 1/4" x 5" x 24"
Curly maple is not actually a species, but simply a description of a figure in the grain. Curly maple occurs most often in soft maples, but is also seen in hard maples. The heartwood is typically a...
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Guysville, Ohio, resident Myron “Pete” Hart not only plays the mandolin, he makes them as well. The good-humored lead singer of The Hart Brothers band, formed in 1979 with brothers Heamon “Tib” Hart and Arman “Sam” Hart, Pete is a sought-after luthier in addition to being a talented musician and vocalist.
The board had a series of knots with light showing through, and was not very curly. Someone had to pick the piece and I'm surprised they didn't throw it away.
I got these 1/4" pieces to use as edge-banding for a file cabient. Figure was outstanding. Very flat, nicely square, good edges as well. Had enough left over to make a top veneer that looks outstanding. Expensive if you think in board-feet, but saved a lot of time.