Maple, Flame - 2-1/4" x 8" x 22"
Maple Flame, also known as curly maple, tiger stripe or fiddleback, is named for the flame-like wavy pattern that is the result of the wood fiber’s distorted growth. These special pieces of wood are frequently used in the manufacture of musical instruments. Our spindles come from one of...
Maple Flame, also known as curly maple, tiger stripe or fiddleback, is named for the flame-like wavy pattern that is the result of the wood fiber’s distorted growth. These special pieces of wood are frequently used in the manufacture of musical instruments. Our spindles come from one of the leading suppliers of music grade wood to luthiers around the globe. These spindles, 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. The heartwood is typically a light tan to reddish brown color and the sapwood is usually cream colored with a reddish tint. Figured grain has a tendency to tear out. Tools must be kept very sharp. Reduced cutting angles can help. Flame maple is commonly used in custom furniture, musical instruments, cabinetry, kitchen utensils, turning projects and more.
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 7" – 11"wide, 22-28" long and 9/4 – 10/4 thick.
- Prized for its beautiful appearance
- Also referred to as Tiger Maple, Curly or Fiddleback Maple
- High figure curl
- Carves, turns, and finishes well
- Native to North America
- Thickness: 2-1/4"
- Width: 8"
- Length: 22"
- (1) Flame Maple Billet - 2-1/4" x 8" x 22"
- 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
You might say, what’s the big deal about turning a bowl in about 3 hours time, anyone can do that! Well in this project we will instruct you on how to turn a bowl while it’s green, dry it, finish it, all in just a few hours. John Wolf (from the Turning Tuesday’s woodworkers) shows us how it’s done starting out with a piece of “green” curly maple saved from the scrap pile.
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.
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.