This high quality Maple Burl wood has aged for 1-2 years in whole burls before being cut into wood turning blanks. These blanks have incredible color, burl and figure and have lost 50-75% of their original moisture depending on the size of the block (as of December 2018). They are fully wax sealed. Wax can be easily turned off on the lathe as you are turning. Some pieces have bark incursions and live bark edges present as well as some minor checks. You’ll love the array of color & figure in this special! This slice has a 8" check on one area with a few bark incursions present.