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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ebony EBO
Ebony is a dense, hard and heavy wood. The black heart is usually very brittle. Because of its hardness and brittleness, Ebony can be very hard to work with both hand and machine tools. The wood has a fairly severe blunting effect on cutting edges. Gluing is rated as satisfactory to difficult, but the wood turns well and can be brought to a first-class finish.
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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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Snakewood
Snakewood SNAKE
Color/Appearance: Snakewood is so called for its characteristic snakeskin patterns. Wood is typically a reddish brown, with contrasting darker brown or black patches. Color tends to darken and homogenize with age and exposure Grain/Texture: Grain is straight, with a fine even texture. High natural luster. Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; medium to large pores in no specific...
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