So got into turning and this has been a great resource so im coming back with a few questions and perhaps an offer..
im a habitual clist surfer and in conjunction with my remodel business i do a lot of flipping with all kinds of random stuff... anyhow, came across what i can only describe as a ridiculous amount of figured and burl maple.. guy made a trade way back for jewelry and now had an urgent move out of state so he had to unload this material at what i think was a very good price... i have aquired what i would estimate at 1500lbs big leaf maple turning blanks. (maybe 600-800 pieces half figured half burl)
the best news (so i think) is that he bought this 5-6 yrs ago and it was wax sealed at the time so i am thinking that it should be dry and totally stable.. my questions are :
im obviously looking to flip most of it so:
..lots of the pen blanks im seeing out there are "stabilized"? is this a method to market greener wood or is air dried 5+ yrs equivalent? i dont want to mislead anybody... ( i have 300+ 5x5x2 burl blocks i was thinking about resawing into blanks)
..also any ideas on bd ft prices for burl/figured/spalted materials?
i realize it is impossible to be accurate without seeing first hand...
anyhow...i really appreciate this site and the input and i would like to offer up some material at a great price to help you guys out,, let me know what you are interested in and maybe i can help you out??