African Blackwood
African Blackwood AFB
African Blackwood is very strong and tough in all categories, but is not normally used for steam bending due to its weight and density. It has a severe blunting effect in tools, Tungsten-carbide-tipped tools are required for conversion. It can be difficult to work but turns well. Pre-boring is necessary for nailing and screwing, and screw threads can be tapped into it almost as well as in metal. It...
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Ash
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Ash ASH
Ash works well with both machine and hand tools, and has a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. Provided the cutters are kept sharp, it planes well. Ash glues well, stains satisfactory and can be brought to a highly polished finish. Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with Ash wood. Ash wood blanks are available in squares, rounds and spindles. All sizes are listed...
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Chestnut
Chestnut CHES
Colour/Appearance: Heartwood is a light to medium brown, darkening to a reddish brown with age. Narrow sapwood is well-defined and is pale white to light brown. Wormy Chestnut is also seen, which is chestnut that has been damaged by insects, leaving holes and other discoloration in the wood. Grain/Texture: Grain is straight to spiral or interlocked. With a coarse, uneven texture. Endgrain: Ring-porous;...
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Goncalo Alves
Goncalo Alves GON
Goncalo Alves is a hard, dense and heavy wood, which is very tough. Cutting usually requires tungsten carbide-tipped blades. Gluing can be tricky, but less so if a solvent is used to remove extractives. It turns well and can easily brought to a good polished finish. Goncalo Alves woodturning blanks are available in round, square and spindle sizes where possible. All sizes listed are in inches...
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Hickory
Hickory HICK
Colour/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue; sapwood is a paler yellowish brown. Boards with contrasting heartwood and sapwood create a somewhat rustic appearance that’s sometimes marketed as Calico Hickory. Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight, though occasionally wavy, with a medium texture. Endgrain: Ring-porous; large to very large earlywood pores...
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Leadwood
Leadwood LEAD
The heartwood is dark brown in colour with blackish streaks. The timber is hard, heavy and durable. It sandpapers well and takes varnishes and oils well to come up with a high lustrous finish. It needs sharp tools. It is difficult to use for furniture but is well suited to turning and carving and has even been used for machine bearing. The wood is so hard that Africans made blades for their hoes before...
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Mahogany
Mahogany MAH
Colour/Appearance: Heartwood colour can vary a fair amount with Cuban Mahogany, from a pale pinkish brown, to a darker reddish brown. Typically, the denser the wood, the darker the colour. Colour tends to darken with age. Mahogany also exhibits an optical phenomenon known as chatoyancyGrain/Texture: Grain can be straight, interlocked, irregular or wavy. Texture is medium and uniform, with moderate...
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Maple
Maple MAP
The heartwood is creamy white when freshly cut but ages to a light tan. The grain is usually straight but can be wavy or curly, and has a smooth, fine texture. The wood has a high natural lustre, especially on quartered surfaces. The sapwood is not normally distinct from the heartwood. Maple woodturning blanks are available in round, square and spindle sizes where possible. All sizes listed are...
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Masasa
Masasa MAS
The heartwood is a uniform red/brown and clearly defined. Masasa is a hard timber that turns well, sandpapering and taking oils and varnish well. Tools must be sharp and used for furniture, railway sleepers and flooring. Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with Masasa.
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North American Tulipwood
North American Tulipwood TUL
Tulipwood is a heavy, hard dense wood that can be difficult to work, and can be splintery. The wood has a severe blunting effect on cutting edges, and a reducing planing angle is advised for quartered stock and irregular grain. Pre-boring is recommended for nailing and screwing, but it glues well. Tulipwood can be brought to a very highly polished finish.Please note, the image is an example of what...
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Oak
Oak OAK
White Oak is a hard and heavy wood. It has medium crushing and bending strength, and low stiffness. The wood has exceptional resistance to wear. It has moderate blunting effect on cutting edges, but generally works well though this depends on the precise species used. This wood planes, turns, bores, sands, mortises, stains and polishes well.Please note, the image is an example of what you could create...
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Panga Panga
Panga Panga PAN
Panga Panga is extraordinary in its rarity as it is only found, in commercially viable quantities, in Mozambique. Its dark colours, with rich parenchyma bands brings a touch of exotic to finished pieces. The heartwood is extremely durable. It sandpapers well and takes varnish and oils well. It is used in furniture, turning, parquet flooring and carving. Please note, the image is an example of what...
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Padauk
Padauk PAD
Padauk is a heavy, dense and resistant to wear. It has a high crushing strength, low stiffness and resistance to shock loads, and medium bending strength. It works well with hand tools, but the interlocking grain has a moderate blunting effect. The wood turns, saws, glues, screws and sands well, and can be brought to a good polish.Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with Padauk...
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Pear
Pear PEAR
The heartwood ranges from pale flesh tones to a light pinkish-brown which may be enhanced by steaming, and has fine pores and rays. The grain is usually straight and the wood has a characteristically fine, even and smooth texture.Pear wood blanks are available in squares and rounds. All sizes listed are in inches unless stated otherwise.Please note, the image is an example of what you could create...
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Purpleheart
Purpleheart PUR
Purple Heart is hard, dense and heavy with high crushing, stiffness and bending strengths, a moderate steam-bending rating and medium resistance to shock loads.It is difficult to work by hand, and machining is moderately difficult. The blunting effect on cutters is moderate to severe. Slow feed rates and reduced cutting angle are advised. Blunt cutters will heat the wood and cause resin to exude.It...
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Tanga Tanga
Tanga Tanga TAN
The timber is various shades of brown with attractive bands of lighter and darker brown throughout. It is lighter in weight and softer than many of the African timbers but turns really well albeit with some interlocking grain that requires finer cutting. Haven't tried this one with an oil finish but with sanding sealer and wax it come to a lustrous shine. Please note, the image is an example of what...
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Sycamore
Sycamore SYC
This wood works easily with machine and hand tools, with a moderate blunting effect. Very sharp tools are advised for a clean finish. It turns, glues, sands and paints well, carves easily and polishes very well.Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with Sycamore wood.Sycamore wood blanks are available in squares, rounds and spindles. All sizes are listed in inches unless stated...
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ElmElm
Elm ELM
This wood has a high resistance to shock loads and very low stiffness.Provided cutting edges are kept sharp, the wood works well with hand and machine tools. It has good gluing properties. When planing, sharp and thin cutting edges are required to avoid a woolly finish. It takes stain well and can be polished to a high finish.Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with Elm wood.Elm...
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Tamboti
Tamboti TAM
The heartwood is light and dark chocolate brown. The wood is hard, heavy, durable, close-grained and resistant to termites. It sandpapers well and takes oils and varnish well finishing with a satin like lustre. When freshly worked it has a distinctive, sweetish smell. The wood is almost indestructible. Samples taken from the Great Zimbabwe, carbon dates to be between 1240 and 1530 years old, were...
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Umbilo
Umbilo UMB
The heartwood is a rich warm to dark brown, sometimes with red streaks. A medium even texture, a very stable timber. It sandpapers well, and takes a varnish and oil finish well. Used in the production of handles and turns very well. Also used in furniture, cabinet making as a veneer, flooring and carving. Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with Umbilo wood.
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Chacate Preto
Chacate Preto CHAC
Chacate Preto wood is moderately lustrous with an interlocked grain and fine texture. This type of wood has been compared to another African species, African Blackwood, but is only half the price! The wood is very sturdy but not as heavy as African Blackwood. Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with Chacate Preto wood.
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Zebrano
Zebrano ZEB
Zebrano is a hard, dense and heavy wood with high strength properties and very high stiffness. It is not suitable for steam bending. It works well with hand tools and in most machining operations. Planing can be tricky, since interlocked grain can tear badly, so sanding is advised for a final finish. Gluing is satisfactory if care is taken. Please note, the image is an example of what you could create...
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Wenge
Wenge WEN
Wenge is a heavy and dense wood which is highly resistant to abrasion. It has a high resistance to shock loads and high bending strength, low stiffness, medium crushing strength and a low steam-bending rating. The wood works well with both machine and hand tools, and has a moderate to medium blunting effect on cutting-edges. Gluing and polishing can be difficult because of the resin cells in the wood....
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Banksia - Nut
Banksia - Nut BANL
Banksia nuts grow in Australia, often producing cones that are large enough for turning.These are called 'Banksia Grandees' and are named after Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820, who sailed with Captain Cook on the 'Endeavour' in 1768.These particularly large seed pods have a very limited range in Western Australia.They usually grow on an underbrush tree in Jarra forests and can take several years to mature.While...
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American Black Walnut
American Black Walnut BWAL
The heartwood ranges in colour from light pinkish-brown to dark brown with pink, greyish-green, purple-black or black streaks. The grain is interlocked and irregular, and sometimes wavy, with a medium, even texture and is fairly lustrous.Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with American Black Walnut wood.American Black Walnut blanks are available in squares and rounds. All...
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Wild Mango
Wild Mango MAN
A stunning deep cream coloured wood with golden undertones that creates its own ambience. The heartwood has a colour yellow brown to nut brown with a subtle but attractive grain pattern. It sandpapers well and also takes varnish and oils well. It is used for furniture, flooring, turning and carving and often used for making African drums. Please note, the image is an example of what you could create...
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Cherry
Cherry CHE
The heartwood is a rich reddish-brown initially, but it ages to a darker colour, losing some of its reddish tint.It is generally straight grained with a fairly fine and even texture. The sapwood is clearly differentiated from the heartwood and is paler.Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with Cherry wood.Cherry blanks are available in squares and rounds. All sizes are listed...
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Bubinga
Bubinga BUB
Bubinga works well with both hand and machine tools, though irregular grain may pick up during planing or moulding, so a low cutting angle should be used. It has a moderate to severe blunting effect because it contains silica. There can be problems with gum exudation, and steam-bending qualities are poor. Gum pockets may make gluing difficult. It takes stain easily, an can be sanded and polished to...
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Beech
Beech BEE
Beech is a creamy white to pale brown. It is straight grained with a fine even texture commonly used in furniture, cabinet making, kitchenware, tool handles, workbenches. toys and chopping boards. Beech cuts well with hand tools and will sand to give a high finish.Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with Beech wood.Beech blanks are available in squares, rounds and spindles....
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Brown Ivory
Brown Ivory BIV
The wood is red brown which is faintly pink tinged, occasionally with a blackish streak. The texture is medium to fine and even. It is a hard timber with an attractive grain but turns well and produces a good finish. It sandpapers well and takes varnishes and oils well. Tool must be kept sharp. Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with Brown Ivory wood. Also used for furniture.
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Basswood Round
Basswood Round BASSWOOD
Basswood rounds are ideal for pictorial pyrography and scrollsaw projects. They are cut on a slight angle to the log which gives the 'round' a slightly oval shape. These are kiln dried and sanded with the bark intact all the way around. Available in several sizes. Approximately 3/4" thick. Due to the nature of the product, height and shape of individual rounds will vary. Small...
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Pen Blank - African Blackwood
Pen Blank - African Blackwood ABPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£2.25

Pen Blank - Bocote
Pen Blank - Bocote BOPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£1.50
Pen Blank - Boxwood
Pen Blank - Boxwood BOXPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£0.95

Pen Blank - Brown Ivory
Pen Blank - Brown Ivory BIPB
The wood is red brown which is faintly pink tinged, occasionally with a blackish streak.The texture is medium to fine and even.It sandpapers well and takes varnishes and oils well.It is a hard timber with an attractive grain but turns well and produces a good finish.Tool must be kept sharp.Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being...
£0.75
Pen Blank - Bubinga
Pen Blank - Bubinga BUBPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 125mm Bubinga pen blank.Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£0.99

Pen Blank - Red Mallee
Pen Blank - Red Mallee RMPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£3.35
Pen Blank - Cocobolo
Pen Blank - Cocobolo CPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£2.30

Pen Blank - Gents Cocobolo
Pen Blank - Gents Cocobolo CGPB
Approximate measurements 1' x 1' x 6'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£5.95
Pen Blank - Ebony
Pen Blank - Ebony EPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£1.50

Pen Blank - English Walnut
Pen Blank - English Walnut GPBW
Approximate measurements 1' x 1' x 6' Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£3.00
Pen Blank - Kingwood
Pen Blank - Kingwood KPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 125mmColour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£2.30

Pen Blank - Leadwood
Pen Blank - Leadwood LEPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£1.20
Pen Blank - Lemonwood
Pen Blank - Lemonwood LWPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£2.95

Pen Blank - Lignum Vitae
Pen Blank - Lignum Vitae LPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£2.30
Pen Blank - Masur Birch
Pen Blank - Masur Birch MBPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£2.95

Pen Blank - Padauk
Pen Blank - Padauk PAPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£0.99
Pen Blank - Pink Ivory
Pen Blank - Pink Ivory PIPB
Approximate measurements 5/8' x 5/8' x 5'Colour and grain pattern may vary from pictured sample, due to this being a natural product.
£2.09
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