Sorry could not wait. The Fiddleback Western Maple arrived today and it is beautiful. I ordered about 28 square feet, way more than I really need for this project, but I know I can use it elsewhere. They are 12 sequential sheets known as a flitch. Here is a shot to show the contrast in the the grain between the tiger maple and the fiddleback. A quick shot of the shavings from this weekend. and a close up of the results of the scraping.