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    Looking For Spalted, Highly Figured or Great Looking Wood

    I am a flute maker and am looking for some spalted , highly figured wood or just exceptional very pretty wood. Ill need to be able to get some pieces 1 1/2" square by 32" long and 2" square by 36" long. If you have or know I can maybe get some like this that would greatly be appreciated. Thanks in advance. (I have a very nice flute for a customer I will post pics of next week when it is finished)

    Will buy or a trade will work too!

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    Any particular species? Some commonly found woods around here in VA are maple, hackberry, holly, magnolia, oak, tulip poplar, sweetgum, cherry, bradford pear, dogwood....many of these spalt nicely. I have purchased some very nice figured maple from Curly Maple-- http://www.curlymaple.com/ Also, if you can find a sawyer in your area (a mill or woodmizer owner) they may be able to custom cut for you. Tree services are also a good source for wood. Good luck.

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    Ted no particular species. I recently got a couple of pieces of highly spalted maple and one turned into a really nice looking flute. Ill check out your link..Thanks

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ID:	86228 Mike I have some stuff, but most of what I have ain't real dry. Maple burl, and ambrosia maple. Have a bunch of stuff in the 20 inch length. The bowl is here just to show ya what it looks like when finished.
    Steve

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ID:	86229Mike I have some very curly Big leaf maple- and burl. also some walnut burl.

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    Mike, If you want the best you need to go with Mikes wood as it's not only dry, but some of the best you will find any where.

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    Steve you are too kind, Thanks, Mike

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    Sierra Madre Sawing and Milling.

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