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Slightly heavier and finer grain than Honduras Mahogany, this species is also called Sapele Mahogany. Originating from Africa, this species has beautiful, lustrous iridescence with colors that range from light pink to brown and gold to red. Interlocked grain. Stable in use. This beautiful material is kiln dried and has been surfaced on two sides. There is a great range of fiddleback to pomelle figure! Sapele is ideally suited for musical instruments, furniture, and other high end uses.
Pomelle Sapele
Pen Blanks
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Standard Sapele
Pen Blanks
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SALE! Figured Sapele Knife Scales
Buckeye Burl, Aesculus californica, is one of the most interesting species we carry! We get the burls in whole and mill them right here at our facility into anything from guitar blanks to turning squares. Most pieces have wonderful burl and swirling grain patterns mixed with blue/grey, black & golden color contrast. All pieces have either natural incursions or bark edges that must be worked around. If there is bark on the pieces they cannot be shipped outside of the USA due to strict regulations concerning bark in export. It is useful to stabilize pen blanks and small items with CA glue to obtain a beautiful finish. USA
Pistachio Pen Blanks
5" x 3/4", 5/8"
Pistachio Cut Offs
Medium Box
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Just in time for holiday projects, we've rolled out the big guns! Maple burl is a classic, stunning wood from Oregon. With its figure, burl, color & size variety, you'll want to stock up.
Just a few days to wait for this beautiful South American hardwood. Grain tends to be interlocked and/or wavy. Regularly spaced large open pores give a coarse but even texture. When the wood ages it turns from golden to an orangish-red color similar to Xylay Lace or Figured Ceylon Satinwood. This is a very rare species that often contains magnificent figure!
Great For Your Next Fall Project!
Tamarindus indica has been planted throughout many countries in the World for its fruit which is popular in jams, juices, candies and drinks. Growing to a height of 60 ft. with trunk diameters of up to 2 ft. this hardwood has a small area of heartwood that is bold red with contrasting creamy white sapwood. Our spalted stock is hand selected for only the finest color & figure! Pin and bug holes are common. All spalted areas have the potential of being soft. We recommend CA glue to stabilize these sections. Tamarind is originally from Africa but has been planted Worldwide. Our stock was grown in Laos.
WOOD FAQ
What is the difference between kiln dried & air dried wood?
Kiln dried wood is generally superior to air dried wood. The sap that is present in soft woods can be made solid or “set” to avoid seeping out of pores. In hardwoods, you can lock the color in. For example, in Maple, you can keep it looking pristine white without golden/brown discoloration or grey streaking. In colored hardwoods, such as Walnut or Bubinga the sapwood stays white while the homogenously colored heartwood retains a more even coloration. The fancy, streaks & color variation that you can find in air dried woods are less common when the wood is steamed through the kiln drying process. Kiln drying is generally hard on the wood if an aggressive, fast kiln schedule is used; however, if dried properly, it is superior for furniture, boxes, and cabinets as it makes the wood less prone to movement. Musical instrument softwoods are generally air dried for a period of 5 years (for example, Spruce tops). Many types of softwood are dried for much longer than this. Musical instrument hardwoods, such as the Rosewoods, are air dried completely with some light kiln drying at the end. This is low temperature drying that is very easy on the grain and does not promote fiber damage which could create an undesirable dampening of the sound of an instrument. As exception resonation is critical, we take great care with drying all of our instrument woods. In general, air dried wood has more of a tendency to have richer, more unique colors, spalting and/or more patterns than kiln dried wood as well as being less expensive.
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