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Quilt and Flame Maple Tops

 

Here are some pictures of raw, quilted maple tops. Some flame also. I have resawn the ones to be bookmatched and then sanded them. Then I wiped butyl acetate on them so that you can see the grain. Butyl Acetate is tough stuff. It melted three pairs of latex gloves. (But it tastes so good and what's up with  that skull and crossbones on the label?)  I will take some pictures of maple in the rough when some more comes in. Probably next week.  Then you can see how rough and nasty looking some of these boards are. When they get resawn they are still very rough looking until they get sanded. Tons of work to get these to the point where they can become a Driskill Guitar. Also, some of this wood is the Holy Grail of quilt. "We seek .....the Grail."

 

  It is from very old trees (some of which, as you know, are guarded by a ferocious, man-eating rabbit with huge fangs) and therefore requires a tremendous amount of work and cunning to get it to where it is usable.
 Hope you enjoy these pictures.

 

If there are little red x's inside a white square  in the upper left corner of the boxes, right click in that box with your mouse and click show picture. It should work. If not, try it again. You may have to let the whole page load and then right click, show picture. There are some really nice maple pictures here so you probably don't want to miss them. Sometimes the computers are a little dense (mentally challenged) and you have to show them who's boss.

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4b 5 flame 6-10
7b 8b 9a
10a 11a 11d
12 14b 15a
16a 17a
18 18back re-sawn tops
19back 19top 19c
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