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Old 01-15-2010, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Purple Heart Burl?

Has anyone ever seen purple heart burl...is there such a thing?

If so any pictures or places to purchase?

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I have heard of it - don't remember where though, sorry.


Here is a link - look at post #5,

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It does exist. Nolan and I have talked about it a couple times, but I haven't been able to track down any pieces.
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Yes its around but very rare (I will try and dig out a blank and photo it if I can make some time). I will be going in the bush first part of Feb. Thats on the list along with some other super rare stuff (cocobolo burl to name another). Mostly will be for the standard HRB though.


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It does exist. Nolan and I have talked about it a couple times, but I haven't been able to track down any pieces.
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Sorry cant find it as I think I remember selling the last of it a few month back.
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Did a search and found this thread, anyone found any yet? I've also wondered about zebrawood burl, or figured zebrawood. Or anything other than normal snakewood. Sounds like rare wood collecting could turn into an obsession within an obsession!
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Purpleheart; Peltogyne spp; from the family: Leguminosae, can be found in tropical America from Mexico to southern Brazil and is also known as amaranth and violetwood in the USA. in south America it is known as korobooreli, saka, sakavalli, purplehart, pau roxo, nazareno, morado, tananeo, and amarante. I have used a good amount of Purpleheart in my years and have never seen so much as a knot in any I have had. I am sure there are crotch cuts and burls the same as any other tree, but you never see them for sale. In answer to Joe S, rare woods can and are very expensive now that there are so many import and export bans. You also have to be very careful getting wood from China because many of them are illegaly harvested. Jim S

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I have seen this only like once.

'burl' it more of a deformed growth if you will, a tree limb that is unable to break free of the trunk and grows and grows and grows, insects, viral or fungus. Some wood this happens more frequently than others. Many times the burl will be underground. Also since purple heart is quite stable in production the methods they use and locations probably plays a key role in this wood having a very low burl rate.

The other aspect you could look at is the roots, that to will give burl type patterns.
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I once saw a piece with some nice figure and a much less than the usual straight-grain pattern.
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