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Stabilized Spalted Tamarind Knife Scale - 1" x 1-1/2" x 5"

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Spalted Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) 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. Due to the nature of the species, bug and worm...

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Spalted Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) 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. Due to the nature of the species, bug and worm holes may be present on some blanks and no two are alike. 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. The finished product has a remarkably satiny texture, vibrant grain and a surface with a brilliant and durable shine.

Features:

  • Premium Spalted Tamarind stabilized using acrylic resin
  • Resin stabilizes the wood, beautifies the grain, and improves turning properties
  • Stabilized knife scale shapes and finishes similar to working with acrylics or plastics
  • Stabilized wood blanks can achieve a high polish and are resistant to water, oils, and most solvents
  • Resin fills the cells of the wood rendering a relatively stable blank, which practically eliminates checking or cracking due to expansion or contraction
Specifications:
  • Thickness: 1"
  • Width: 1-1/2"
  • Length: 5"
What's Included:
  • (1) Stabilized Spalted Tamarind Knife Scale - 1" x 1-1/2" x 5"
Notes:
  • We recommend taking precautions when working with spalted wood, such as using adequate dust collection equipment and wearing a personal respirator or mask.

Articles & Blogs

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Add spice to your next project with this spalted wood.This stripey wood has its share of challenges, but understanding how to select and use the best material will reward you with spectacular results. Read on to discover how to make the most of this rare lumber.
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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?  

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    Very nice, very tough, very pretty.

    Worked well using files, drill, carving knife...whatever. Took a nice buff using white rouge.

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