Many of you have heard of Curly Pyinma, which is a beautiful, highly figured exotic hardwood that has deep penetrating curl. The burl wood in this special is cut from burls from the curly Pyinma burl tree. This burl is very rare and difficult to obtain! From S. E. Asia, it is also sometimes called Asian Satinwood on the US market. Trees are typically 40-75' tall with diameter of 2-3' average with some larger. This tree also produces un-figured stock that is used for cabinets, floors, and other projects in Asia. The wood is stable in service with darker colors than Eastern Maples. It is susceptible to surface checks and pin holes before drying. It is excellent for pool cues, knives, duck calls, bowls, vessels, and pen stock. This species produces some of the deepest 3D figure in the World.
All pieces are air dried for 1 year. Still contain about 60-80% of original moisture content. Bowl blanks and turning squares are all wax sealed. Others are sealed with shellac.
This piece looks milky in photos due to shellac. Will be a nice golden color. Museum grade. A few drying checks around edges. A few bark incursions on faces.
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