Dimensions: 7&5/8" long x 1&7/16" wide x 1" thick .
Natural Rosewood Burl. Beautiful dark colors and excellent burl figure. This was cut from an old slab labeled "rosewood". The smell and color are like that of Cocobolo. Not a positive ID but an educated guess.
The sapwood portions have some hairline checks that I have filled. Any that may occur within your project area are an easy fix with a couple drops of CA glue.
This block is natural wood. It has not been chemically impregnated (stabilized). Rosewood is a hard, dense wood that is suitable for handle material without chemical stabilizing.
This is old stock wood that is suitable for use after allowing a little time for the wood to acclimate to your location.
It is common for dense hardwood burl to have hairline checks, open eyes or small voids. If any occur within your project area they are an easy fix with a couple drops of thin CA glue. Just apply ca glue and then finish sanding. A little extra work but will make for dramatic results.
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