Wenge (millettia laurentii) Africa. Very dark brown in color with very close, straight grain and fine black veins. Wenge is a dense wood, but it works well with hand and machine tools. There is a slight blunting effect on cutting surfaces. It is an excellent turning stock. Wenge has excellent strength and hardness properties, and is commonly used for flooring, tool handles, paneling, and furniture. Larger blocks are +- 1/4" of size listed, smaller blocks +- 1/8". Spindle stock (1 1/2" - 2") dimensions are +-1/8". Grain runs with the longest dimension.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.Dark brownFine black veinsClose straight grainExcellent turning stockWenge exotic hardwood turning stock, 2" x 2" x 24"