I bought an assortment of burl pen blanks on EBAY. I turned one from Red Mallee burl for my pen swap for Kevin. It looked really nice, dark red with lots of figure and I was very pleased. I didn't send it because my daughter had the camera at school but when I pulled it out this past weekend to snap a picture prior to shipping, it had fine hairline cracks following the figure in the wood. I've done stabilized blanks but never a basic burl. I sanded slow to keep the heat down. I've had the blanks for 3-4 months and they seemed dry.
Any ideas ?
I'm just glad I didn't send it to Kevin.