Woodcraft Woodshop - Bloodwood 3/8" x 3" x 24"
Bloodwood (brosimum paraense) or "cardinal wood" as it is commonly referred to, is a medium to hard wood with red to crimson color and tight straight interlocking grain. Excellent for turning....
- South America
- Tight, straight, interlocking grain
- Red to crimson color
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.
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Bloodwood for kitchenware - 5 *****
I purchased some 3/8 Bloodwood to check out the wood, not knowing what I'd do with it. A bamboo kitchen spoon was getting crummy, so I decided to make a new, better spoon using this wood. So impressed! After sanding and finishing only 2 coats with Tung oil, then 24 hours curing time, I put it to work. High heat, boiling water, sitting underwater in a pot for most of the day, over and over for 2 months, and the spin is as smooth and delightful to hold as the day I brought it into the kitchen. Bloodwood does not raise grain when it hits water, is very dense, takes very well to tung oil. Probably because I only did 2 coats, the spoon head has lost its sheen (until water hits it), but the handle portion still retains a nice satin luster. A joy to use. For any other use, be forewarned, the 3/8" thickness has a tendency to slightly twist (very slight). Irrelevant for a spoon, but quite relevant for inlays or other uses.
I will be using it in a intarsia project
Use for intarsia or 3-D puzzle, picture scenes