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Woodcraft Woodshop - Wenge 3/4" x 3" x 24"



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Wenge (millettia laurentii) Africa. Very dark brown in color with very close, straight grain and fine black veins. Wenge is a dense wood, but it works well with hand and machine tools. There is a slight blunting effect on cutting surfaces. It is an excellent turning stock. Wenge has excellent strength and hardness properties, and is commonly used for flooring, tool handles, paneling, and furniture. Larger blocks are +- 1/4" of size listed, smaller blocks +- 1/8". Spindle stock (1 1/2" - 2") dimensions are +-1/8". Grain runs with the longest dimension.

  • Dark brown
  • Fine black veins
  • Close straight grain
  • Excellent turning stock
  • Wenge exotic hardwood turning stock, 3/4" x 3" x 24"

Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.

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 +/- ¼" of size listed.

Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

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Wenge (Millettia laurentii) and its nearly identical relation, panga panga (Millettia stuhlmannii), grow in many of the tropical countries in Central Africa, ranking as a major lumber species there.

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The first time Dwayne Ernest stepped onto a live audience stage was to show 3 examples of refurbishing projects he and his Woodcraft team built for a refurbishing contest sponsored by Sonoran Living Live and his Chandler, AZ Woodcraft Store. 

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