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Item 159721
Model T62-152

Woodcraft Woodshop - Ironwood, Surinam - 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12"

$11.49

Surinam Ironwood (Swartzia spp.) is a delicious chocolate brown wood with excellent figure and wild darker stripes. Although called Ironwood, it is not any harder than your typical exotic. It turns...

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Surinam Ironwood (Swartzia spp.) is a delicious chocolate brown wood with excellent figure and wild darker stripes. Although called Ironwood, it is not any harder than your typical exotic. It turns and finishes well. Sharp tools are recommended when working with Ironwood. Common uses include small decorative items, tool handles, bottle stoppers, salt & pepper mills, knife scale, and pen blanks.


Features:
  • A delicious chocolate brown wood
  • Excellent figure
  • Finishes well
  • Native to Suriname and northern South America

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

What's Included:
  • (1) Suriname Ironwood - 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" - 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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2 Reviews
  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Most checking

    I've had the same problem as the other reviewer. Immediately after turning I sealed it well. Next day, - big cracks all the way across my work. I noted that the wood had about 20 percent humidity, which is pretty high. However I've worked with other woods with this level of humidity and never had this sudden and this large cracks. I will try to dry the remaining part of the stock and see if it make a difference and will update the review. Other than that I love the texture, density and the say it finishes. My garbage bin is one spoiled high class garbage bin, being fed such expensive worked wood...

  2. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Beautiful wood with flaws

    I have made two turnings out of this wood. The first piece was done within a month of purchase and within a few days the piece developed some pretty severe checks. The second piece I let the wood air dry for six months before turning and that piece also developed some minor checking. The piece I had was some beautiful wood with some very neat sapwood inclusion, however the checking is a big disappointment. I have worked with a number of different wood species and this is the only one that I have run into this severe of an issue with.

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