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Snakewood Wood Turning Stock

Item #159584 Model T88-111
Regular price $24.99
Sale price $24.99 Regular price $24.99
Snakewood (Piratinera guianensis) has a fine, even texture with heartwood that is a dark red or reddish brown with conspicuous, irregular black speckl. . . View More Details
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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: 1"
  • Width: 1"
  • Length: 6"

What's Included:

  • (1) Snakewood - 1" x 1" x 6" - Wood Turning Stock

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.

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