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Woodcraft Woodshop Maple Flame Billet
Item 152788

Maple Flame Billet, 2-1/4" x 8" x 22"

$51.59

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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...

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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 instrument quality.



  • Billet sizes range from 7" – 11"wide, 22-28" long and 9/4 – 10/4 thick


  • S2S


  • Kiln dried






Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.

Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.

Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.

Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

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    A Joke

    I Ordered (2) Flame & (1) Quilted, Can't tell the difference between the two. Moldy, Live Edge on both edges, Not Musical Quality(No Kidding), Splits, does not look like Ends were Sealed during Drying. Figure not even Close to the Example Pictures.6" x 18" Useable Wood I called WC & they are resending, but I am not keeping a good outlook.

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    Nothing like the sample picture

    Planing this was a nightmare, even with new blades set to just shave as thin as possible. The amount of figure was a lot less then shown in the sample picture and was disappointing. The peice I received was a good 27 inches long but had only 6 inches width at full thickness, and half of that had too many bark inclusions to use.

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