Big Leaf Maple, Acer macrophylum, has excellent color variations that range from white to coral pink & light brown. No two blanks are the same. This is another reason that Maple is such a fun wood for those who seek a creative flare in their projects. We can ship this material to the USA or overseas. Blanks are partially air dried; they have lost between 10% to 60% of their original moisture (which is noted on the description of the item). They will dry slowly through the wax. These are ideal for twice turning as they will produce long shavings and very little sawdust in the air. Blanks will dry easily once turned. This species is ideal for all turners from beginner to advanced. We are happy to answer any questions you have about twice turning. Please see photos for bark incursions that are normal for this species. This wood is the best Maple burl value we’ve ever offered! Kiln dried. Ready to use.