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What would you pick?

Grade 3
- 3 (12.5%)
Butterfly
- 21 (87.5%)

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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2020, 10:22:08 PM »

I searched the forum but couldn't find an answer to this.

What is the difference between the butterfly stain and heartwood? They both seem to have darker shade in the bat/cleft.

Or is the darker part still heartwood in a butterfly bat and the massive spot on the right is the butterfly stain (see below)

https://ibb.co/G5FTnnk

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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2020, 06:52:57 AM »

Heart Wood is the inside of an old tree, it tends to be brittle but really can fly.
A butterfly stain is one of the below and can make the wood darker too.


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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2020, 11:32:37 AM »

Heart Wood is the inside of an old tree, it tends to be brittle but really can fly.
A butterfly stain is one of the below and can make the wood darker too.



Ah ok, makes sense. So essentially, the darker tone in this is the butterfly stain and not heartwood? I believe Cleft 2 that you suggested has some dark wood so presumably that is not heartwood?

I am a bit skeptical of heartwood and want to avoid it because I have one bat which has heartwood on the edge and without even much use it has cracked quite a bit.
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2020, 11:46:34 AM »

Probably cleft 2 for me.

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The stain will give longevity to the bat too.
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2020, 01:18:45 PM »

Thanks everyone for the replies. Really appreciate it.

Thanks Soulman for the offer but unfortunately I am already in conversation with RS so can't take you up on your offer. Sorry.

They have given me an option to choose from the following 4 clefts:

Cleft 1:
https://ibb.co/RSTdfsY

Cleft 2:
https://ibb.co/p0cPY4P

Cleft 3:
https://ibb.co/JtSW2Gm

Cleft 4:
https://ibb.co/G5FTnnk

Will you guys be able to help me choose please?

Thanks

Cleft 3 for me.
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