Woodcraft Woodshop - Jobillo 2" x 6" x 6"
(Astronium Graveolens)Jobillo (Ho be yo) from Central America has a light reddish brown heartwood streaked with sharply contrasting dark reddish to black band that resemble burn marks. This wood is...
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Item 840038Model T89-663
- Heartwood is reddish brown to red
- Narrow to wide irregular stripes of medium to heavy dark brown/black
- Execellent for turning
- Takes a high polish
- Common uses: carving, turned objects, and small wood specialty objects such as knife handles
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.
Nice to carve, subtle grain
I have carved several kinds of wood into mathematically inspired sculptures based on the torus shape (doughnut), with a closed curve going around and through to make a torus knot. The cylindrical shaped material drilled out to make the hole can also be carved. The grain of the wood makes an essential contribution to the overall effect, and different woods each have their own appeal. Cocobolo seems to be the best when it is not too dark, but this Jobillo came out very well, too, with a subtle light grain. Carving and polishing were no problem. The grain shown in the picture on the website was much different from the grain of the piece I received. See the attached picture for the results.
okay but not eye popping
looks good on the website , but really ugly wood when I recieved the piece. It is easy to turn.