Birdseye maple, one of the rarest kinds of wood on the planet, has a distinctive pattern that looks like tiny, swirling eyes disrupting the smooth lines of grain. I really love the look of curly maple but it seems the popular choice is BEM. I'm not sure McDermott and cheapo companies do it though. Birdseye Maple Lumber, Curly Maple Lumber, Tiger Maple Lumber and Exotic Lumber. The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) created grading standards for maple lumber. Interestingly, NHLA rule books from the 1970’s recognize Birdseye … However, bird’s eye is called a defect. Coronavirus Update (7/22/2020) → Oct 10, 2005 #1 Hi all, I am wondering what the pro's and con's are of each used as a forearm. There are diffrent degrees of curl however, from a soft roll to sharp contrasting stripes. Birdseye, curly/flame, and most expensive, burl, are basically phenomenons during maturing of the wood. We specialize in Birdseye Maple, Curly Maple, Fiddleback Maple, Spalted Maple, Quilted Maple & Hard Rock Maple for guitar necks, guitar tops, acoustic guitar sets, guitar fingerboards & gun stocks. Thread starter Koop; Start date Oct 10, 2005; Koop AzB Silver Member. We use a helical insert head that came on our Northtech 24" 15hp planer. From looking at the standing tree I thought this might be a birdseye but now I have more questions than answers. We will go right to 150 on … Very strange wood indeed. When someone asks me for fiddleback maple I assoiate that with quarter-sawn curly maple which would be most desired for fiddle-backs. Birdseye Maple is very rare in our area. Birdseye Maple Lumber Grades. It's pretty rare for any of the latter maple woods be used for a shaft, but it does happen. Curly or Tiger it’s really the same name for the same thing. If you don't see the hardwood lumber you need, please call. We have provided this instrument grade maple to many well known large guitar companies over the years in the guitar building industry. Curly happens mostly in Red or Soft Maple. Silver Member. It is not known what causes the phenomenon. Thus, there are no officially recognized birdseye figure grades. This isn't a variety or species of maple, but rather a phenomenon that occurs within several kinds of timber due to an unknown cause. See the photos. Birdseye vs. Curly maple. In fact I've never seen a log go through our mill. Bird's eye is a type of figure that occurs within several kinds of wood, most notably in hard maple.It has a distinctive pattern that resembles tiny, swirling eyes disrupting the smooth lines of grain.It is somewhat reminiscent of a burl, but it is quite different: the small knots that make the burl are missing.. We do slow down to 7-12 meters a minute depending on how sharp the knives are. We plane curly hard and soft maple as well as birdseye all the time with a great finish.

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