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Tamarind, Spalted 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12"

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Spalted Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) has a spectacular heartwood with background colors of ivory, yellow and black lines, which gives an unpredictable landscape effect. Much of the wood comes from logs that were found on the forest floor. Turns and finishes well. Due to the nature of the species, bug and worm holes may be present on some blanks and no two are alike. Native to Laos.We recommend taking precautions when working with spalted wood, such as using adequate dust-collection equipment and wearing a personal respirator or mask.

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 +/- ΒΌ" of size listed.

Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
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Spalted Tamarind turning block

By  R. Guess

from North Florida

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Comments about Tamarind, Spalted 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" :

Spalted wood makes beautiful projects. If it is not STABALIZED, it will have softer spots through out the piece. These soft spots can gouge on a lathe. I will saw this piece for pen blanks, drill it and, tie the matched pieces together and soak them in a sealer for about 2 weeks or more. This helps hold the wood in place, though it is not truely stabilized, it won't gouge as badly. It sands easily, finishes well and people Oou and Aww over the black lines in the wood. If you don't have time for soaking, buy stabilized wood. It costs a little more but it is much easire to work with.

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