fyb Posted December 6, 2006 Report Share Posted December 6, 2006 I work at Home Depot (hey ... ya gotta make a living ) and I ran across this funky piece of maple the other day. It's got some unusual looking (at least to me) figure, so I thoughI'd snag it. Here's some pics ... http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/769/hdmaple2jn6.jpg http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/3557/hdmaple3ln4.jpg I'm pretty sure it's hard maple (it works, feels, and smells quite a bit like the hard maples I've used before though I'm no expert) so I was wondering if I could use it for something guitar related. It has a bit of twist it in it so I can't use the whole board at it's present thickness, but I figured that I could joint & plane it down to a more managble thickness and flatten it out. It looks like it's sorta birdseyed, but with hints of quilting (sort of) and almost 'fishscale' patterns. I though't it'd make a crazy looking fretboard if it'd be stable enough. It's almost like it'd be birdseyes if it were farther out from the center of the tree. It's neither flat/rift/quartered ... you can see a part of the growth rings' arc like it was only 5-7" from the center. What do you think? Is it usable? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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