Woodcraft Woodshop - Tamarind Spalted 1" x 1-1/2" x 5" Wood Knife Scale Blank Stabized & Dyed Lime Green
Tamarindus indica. Spalted Tamarind has a spectacular heartwood withbackground colors of ivory, yellow and black lines, which gives anunpredictable landscape effect. Much of the wood comes from...
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Tamarindus indica. Spalted Tamarind has a spectacular heartwood with
background colors of ivory, yellow and black lines, which gives an
unpredictable landscape effect. Much of the wood comes from logs that were
found on the forest floor. Turns and finishes well. Due to the nature of the
species, bug and worm holes may be present on some blanks and no two are alike.
Native to Laos.
We have collected some of the most highly figured pieces and
improved on Mother Nature by stabilizing them by injecting an acrylic resin.
This virtually eliminates the biggest problem with burl turnings, checking and
cracking due to expansion or contraction. In addition, they have been dyed a
range of vibrant colors.
We recommend taking precautions when working with spalted
wood, such as using adequate dust collection equipment and wearing a personal
respirator or mask.
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 +/- 1/4"
of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of
Articles & Blogs
Often tossed aside as damaged wood, craftsmen are seeking out spalted wood more and more for exactly the reason it is often trashed. Darker strands travel haphazardly throughout a piece of spalted wood, creating contrasting waves and lines that enhance the grain as only nature can. But what is spalted wood?