Woodcraft Woodshop - Purpleheart 3" x 5" x 5"
Central and South America purpleheart (peltogyne). Medium to hard wood with tight, fairly straight grain with moderate to coarse texture. Bright purple when cut, darkens to brownish purple with...
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- Purple color
- Hardwood with fairly straight grain
- Machines well with sharp tools
- Finishes well
- Purpleheart, 3" x 5" x 5"
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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I made several goblets with this. Glued well and turned easily. Great finish.
Purpleheart Bowl Turning Blank
This purpleheart bowl blank made a very nice bowl. A little hard to turn but well worth it.