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African Blackwood - 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12"

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African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) is purplish black to dark brown with black streaks. The grain is mostly straight with a fine texture. A firm, heavy wood with exceptionally good working qualities. Cuts very smoothly and evenly, taking an excellent finish directly from the tool....

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African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) is purplish black to dark brown with black streaks. The grain is mostly straight with a fine texture. A firm, heavy wood with exceptionally good working qualities. Cuts very smoothly and evenly, taking an excellent finish directly from the tool. Common uses for African Blackwood are musical instruments, ornamental inlays and turned objects such as chess pieces or pool cues.

Features:

  • Considered one of the best woods in the world for turning
  • Very hard, dense, stable wood
  • A member of the Rosewood family
  • Good natural luster, finishes well
  • Native to the dry savanna regions of central and southern Africa

Specifications:

  • Thickness: 1-1/2"
  • Width: 1-1/2"
  • Length: 12"

What's Included:

  • (1) African Blackwood - 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" - Wood Turning Stock

Notes:

  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
  • Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.

Reviews

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  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    blackest wood you will ever find

    African Blackwood is an awsome product to work with and in my opinion is a lot more durable than Gaboon Ebony. I have used it to make a few Wallstreet 2 Pens and i was very satisfied with the results that i got. the only few things i can say about the wood that you need to be careful about, if you are turning it use a dust mask to keep from breathing in the powder like shavings, also turn the wood slowly to avoid overheating making it crack or shrink. probably the most important thing i learned from working with Black wood is that you need to keep your tools sharp when turning it and if you have to drill holes for pen blanks, use a sharp bit and take your time boring throught the wood , pull away from the hole often to let the wood cool that way no stress crack are created.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    GREAT WOOD AND ATTRACTIVE

    This is beautiful wood, and great for turning. Just have good sharp tools. Hard to beat this wood for looks and durability. Its oily and protects itself to a point. Just add some renassiance wax to it and buff. Great stuff.

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