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Snakewood Pen Blank - 3/4" x 3/4" x 5"

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Snakewood (Piratinera guianensis) has a fine, even texture with heartwood that is a dark red or reddish brown with conspicuous, irregular black speckles or stripes resembling skins of certain snakes. Grain is typically straight. Snakewood can be challenging to work due to its density...

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Snakewood (Piratinera guianensis) has a fine, even texture with heartwood that is a dark red or reddish brown with conspicuous, irregular black speckles or stripes resembling skins of certain snakes. Grain is typically straight. Snakewood can be challenging to work due to its density and hardness, but it turns exceptionally well. When polished, it is one of the most beautiful species of hardwood. Common uses include inlay, veneer, violin bows, tool handles, and other small turned or specialty objects.
Features:

  • Markings which resemble those of a snakeskin, give this small, relatively rare timber its name
  • Among the densest and hardest of all wood species worldwide
  • Turns well and finishes well
  • Native to South America
Specifications:
  • Thickness: 3/4"
  • Width: 3/4"
  • Length: 5"
What's Included:
  • (1) Snakewood Pen Blank - 3/4" x 3/4" x 5"
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.

Reviews

4.14 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Grow up

    Internet orderers - RFS READ THE FULL SCREEN. Not just what u want to. IT say's 1 -pc

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Snakewood Pen Blank

    Bought as wood sample

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Beautiful finish!

    Nice even pattern, finishes real nice!

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Finishes beautifully

    This wood makes a beautiful pen. It is very hard and finishes well with an interesting design that resembles snake skin

  5. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    beautiful wood, great finish

    I turned this for an atlas pen kit. I was told ahead of time that this can be a difficult wood to work, so I made sure to take my time and be careful. The only issue I had was in drilling it. It got *really hot. In hindsight, I did rush the drilling, so it was my fault. My advice would be: Take your time drilling and working this wood. If it gets hot after drilling, let it rest before gluing the tubes in. That being said, it is well worth the time.

  6. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    1 Piece Not 1 set as shown in Pics.

    Thought I was getting 1 set (shown in internet pic.) vs. 1 piece when received in mail. Very misleading. Bought for 12 yr. old son, woodshop project. If I'd known it was only 1 piece I would have driven to local shop about 15 miles away. I thought ordering online would be quicker. Wrong!!! I would not have paid [$] for 1 piece of wood.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Hard to find Snakewood

    Good price on hard to find and very expensive snake wood, the blanks are beautiful!!!

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