Buckeye Burl, Aesculus californica, is one of the most interesting species we carry! We get the burls in whole and mill them right here at our facility into anything from guitar blanks to turning squares. Most pieces have wonderful burl and swirling grain patterns mixed with blue/grey, black & golden color contrast. All pieces have either natural incursions or bark edges that must be worked around. If there is bark on the pieces they cannot be shipped outside of the USA due to strict regulations concerning bark in export. It is useful to stabilize pen blanks and small items with CA glue to obtain a beautiful finish. USA
This wood is freshly cut as of August 2017. Some pieces will be wax sealed and some will not. There are bark incursions here and there, and occasional pieces may still have residual clay pockets. There are many exceptional pieces available with very few defects. These are much better than average quality! The color spectrum on these pieces ranges widely from blacks and blues to pinks and reds. Get your hands on this gorgeous wood before it’s gone!