I am cleaning out the shop and came across these Brown mallee slabs and one turning block that is 1 3/4 square and about 7+ inches long. The slabs are 3/4 thick and have an awesome rare dark brown black line, there are a few cracks but that is to be expected of a dense wood from Australia. The wood is dry and stable. $28 shipped. I figure that works out to less than $2 per blank plus some casting material.