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Purpleheart Pen Blank - 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" - 5 Piece

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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. Turns and finishes well. The thinner...

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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. Turns and finishes well. The thinner boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock and bent laminations, while the thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, moldings, drawer sides and fine jewelry boxes.


Features:
  • Bright purple when cut, it darkens to a deep purplish brown
  • Terrific choice for specialty wood items including pens, knife scales and bottle stoppers
  • Dimensionally stable hardwood with fairly straight grain
  • Works to a medium to high luster
  • Native to Central and South America
Specifications:
  • Thickness: 3/4”
  • Width: 3/4”
  • Length: 5”
What's Included:
  • (5) Purpleheart Pen Blanks 3/4" x 3/4" x 5"
Product 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 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 +/- ¼" 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.

Articles & Blogs

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A distinctive color makes it an ideal accent wood.

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Woodcraft of Parkersburg, WV is planning a wood turning event using purpleheart blanks for pens which will go to Purple Heart Medal recipients to benefit US military personnel.

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As a thank-you gift for service to their country, Woodcraft sent handcrafted wood pens to 4,840 sailors serving aboard the USS George H. W. Bush.

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    Very nice

    If left in a sunny place Purpleheart darkens and looks great! If your turning tools are not sharp it's easy to burn.

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