This material has been partially air dried for 3-1/2 years (as of January 2019), but may contain some slight residual moisture. All blanks are completely wax sealed. Larger bowl blanks may have a minor check or two on the faces. These should easily turn away. Some spalting may be present on some pieces, but this can be stabilized with CA glue. 95% of these turning blanks are clean, free of defects, and have excellent burly grain (unless otherwise noted)! All of this stock was hand selected for incredible figure! 100 or more eyes are possible in one square inch on the museum grade pieces. This is incredible wood that has no equal. Please leave wax on the wood until use.