Erythroxylon mexicanum The bright red background of Redheart is host to a number of very interesting streaks and closed knots. It is smooth and tight grained and sands to a nice workable surface. Redheart does not tear out when planed and is nice for scrollsawing. In many ways it is similar to Bloodwood in character and color without the possibility of allergic reaction from the dust. Source region: Mexico/Central America. Similar to Bloodwood in character and color
Wood is typically smooth, with tight grain
Sands and polishes well
Sometimes fades to a deeper red/red-brown with age
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.