The sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) is a deciduous tree in the maple family. When this species grows in a special pattern, it produces a fantastically decorative 3-D grain alternatively called curly, fiddleback, or flame maple, which is primarily prized among makers of musical instrument because of the excellent sound quality it produces. The sycamore maple can grow as high as 100 feet with a stately age of 500 years. It is especially at home in hilly landscapes between 1,500 and 5,000 feet above sea level and is native to Europe and western Asia.
The wood is hard, dense, and excellent to work with.
Dimensions: approx. 150 x 40 x 4 mm
The shown is a sample pair of scales, you'll get a similar piece
The piece is dry and can be processed immediately
The handle block is sanded and coated with a layer of shellac.
This allows you to see exactly the color you will obtain.
Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.