A lot of these woods are exotic and may contain small checks. The sizes listed can vary 1/8" larger or smaller from the size listed. Keep your wood it in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. It is also a good idea to let the moisture content of the wood stabilize by keeping in it your shop for at least several weeks before turning it. Due to the unpredictable supply of some species, at times, we may be out of stock for longer than we prefer. In some cases if we feel the wait will be too long, we will not back order the item, but will have the customer order again later.