sometime ago, there was a discussion about grading and assessing stock blanks. it derailed and fizzled, but there seemed to be some interest.
these stocks are coming up in auction, actually today. I'm not necessarily thinking of buying them, but I'm curious about how those of you who have more experience would assess them. if there is interest, I will try to post pictures of stocks that are for sale online for discussion, and would invite others to do the same.
what do you all think about the species, the grade, the type (I e. marbled, feathered, etc) the quality/defects, and the value?