I had a small piece of Flame Birch with a lot of character to it, and wanted to see what it would look like when turned, so did this magnifying glass handle with it, then a flat piece for the business card holder. As with so many flashy woods, it only showed the chatoyance when quarter sawn on the edges of the flat piece. Really hard to photograph it, but the eges of that one shimmer beautifully. The round handle, as with lacy sycamore, didn’t show any of it. Some woods just need to be used Flat! They look nice, but when I know a wood has so much potential, it’s best to use it for that, I think. Se la vie.