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Figured Purpleheart Knife Scale - 3/8" x 1-1/2" x 5" - 2 Piece

Item 160086
Model K46-156

$9.89

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Woodcraft has brought together the most exceptional stock of domestic and exotic hardwood knife scale blanks, either 1"-thick solid stock or matching 3/8" pieces. Each piece is selected for its striking figure, and blanks are milled to sizes that make the knife making process easy and...

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Woodcraft has brought together the most exceptional stock of domestic and exotic hardwood knife scale blanks, either 1"-thick solid stock or matching 3/8" pieces. Each piece is selected for its striking figure, and blanks are milled to sizes that make the knife making process easy and efficient with minimal waste. Plain Purpleheart is selected for its uniform color and overall quality, but curly or figured Purpleheart is selected for character and activity. The figured Purpleheart can range from a tight tiger stripe to a broad series of irregularly shaped areas of compressed grain that can look like spots on a leopard.

Purpleheart (Peltogyne spp.) is a medium to hardwood with tight, fairly straight grain and moderate to coarse texture. Bright purple when cut, it darkens to a deep purplish brown. Purpleheart is a very strong wood that machines well with sharp tools. Works to a medium to high luster. The thinner boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, knife making, bending stock and bent laminations, while the thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, moldings, drawer sides and fine jewelry boxes.

Features:

  • Figure ranges from tight tiger stripe to a series of irregularly shaped areas of compressed grain that can look like the spots on a leopard
  • Selected for its striking figure, milled to size eliminating waste
  • Turns and finishes well
  • Native to Central and South America
Specifications:
  • Thickness: 3/8”
  • Width: 1-1/2”
  • Length: 5”
What's Included:
  • (1) Figured Purpleheart Knife Scale - 3/8" x 1-1/2" x 5" - 2 Piece Set
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.

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