Woodcraft Woodshop - Pink Ivory 1.5" x 1.5" x 6"
(Berchemia zeyheri) Heartwood varies from light to dark pink, and red with lighter shades of cream. Sapwood is light cream to off-white. Difficult to machine, but turns well. One of the rarest...
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- Ranges in color from a pale brownish pink, to a bright, almost neon pink, to a deep red
- Pink Ivory can commonly be seen with a curly grain pattern, further enhancing its visual impact
- Tight, uniform grain
- Used in applications involving carving or turning
- Turns and finishes well
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.
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Gorgeous color, but easily shattered via drill press or lathe. Nearly had a seam ripper body turned from it. I'll probably buy again, but this is just a heads up so that other workers know what to expect. Use sharp tools and sharp bits while working with this wood.
The first purchase
I use this item for 'wood beads' 'all wood pen' etc.A little lighter pinkness is preference.[@]