Woodcraft Woodshop - Macacauba - 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12"
Macacauba (Platymiscium spp.) heartwood color ranges from bright red to a darker reddish- or purplish-brown color, commonly with darker strips. Sapwood is clearly demarcated yellow to white. Grain...
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Macacauba (Platymiscium spp.) heartwood color ranges from bright red to a darker reddish- or purplish-brown color, commonly with darker strips. Sapwood is clearly demarcated yellow to white. Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium to fine texture. Good working characteristics for both hand and machine tools and turns and glues well. Wood has the ability to take on a high natural polish. Common uses for Macacauba include furniture, cabinetry, veneer, musical instruments, turned objects, and small specialty wood items.
- Known for having good working characteristics
- Turns and glues well
- Ability to take on a very high natural polish
- Native to Central and South America
- Thickness: 1-1/2"
- Width: 1-1/2"
- Length: 12"
- (1) Macacauba - 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" - Turning Stock
- 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.
Works poorly. Is this really macacauba?
Macacauba is a new wood for me and I first experienced it in the Combo Pack, Item # 173789. After I figured out which piece it was, I was very impressed. It's hard and heavy but works well and is absolutely beautiful when finished. It's hard to get information on, but try looking for images under "granadillo". So I thought I would try turning it. Woodcraft has different turning blanks listed as "macacauba" and "granadillo". Huh? I ordered both. They are totally different. The one labeled macacauba looks nothing like anything in the Combo Pack and works really poorly. Off the table saw, the surface is really fuzzy. Turning is a nightmare. Surface tear-out is appalling and chunks actually fly out. I don't think I'll be able to make use of this at all. I'm not unhappy, I still love Woodcraft, so there's no need to offer me a coupon, but this is not a product I'd recommend.