Barrel of African Blackwood

Reject Oboe Bell Blanks
 

The heartwood of African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) is purplish to brownish-black with dark gray streaks giving an overall impression of being black. Lustrous with an attractive inner chatoyance. Very hard, heavy, close-grained, and virtually free from pores. Its main use is in turning, and it claims the title of the finest of turnery woods, well known as the standard by which other turnery woods are judged. Long a favorite of ornamental turners, the nature of the wood allows very fine detail with sharp cutters, leaving a beautiful, burnished surface. Some blanks may have sapwood corners or more, burly or wild grain, occasional bug holes, small inclusions, small checks, i.e. they have the small defects common to Blackwood. That said these have to be the best quality rejects I have seen in nearly 30 years. A good percentage have no discernible defects and those that do have minor ones. They are an odd size to make it easier to turn the bell or flared end of a clarinet. We will strap to a pallet and ship freight collect.

This is Barrel #1. On one end they are 2 1/4-2 1/2" square and the other end is 1 3/8-1 1/2" square with tapered sides as in the photo. Length is 5 1/2-7". It has 250 pieces and is $1000.00.





 

This is Barrel #2. On one end they are 2 1/4-2 1/2" square and the other end is 1 3/8-1 1/2" square with tapered sides as in the photo. Length is 5 1/2-6". It has 250 pieces and is $940.00.





 

 

Barrel of African Blackwood

Reject Clarinet Bell Blanks
 

The heartwood of African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) is purplish to brownish-black with dark gray streaks giving an overall impression of being black. Lustrous with an attractive inner chatoyance. Very hard, heavy, close-grained, and virtually free from pores. Its main use is in turning, and it claims the title of the finest of turnery woods, well known as the standard by which other turnery woods are judged. Long a favorite of ornamental turners, the nature of the wood allows very fine detail with sharp cutters, leaving a beautiful, burnished surface. Some blanks may have sapwood corners or more, burly or wild grain, occasional bug holes, small inclusions, small checks, i.e. they have the small defects common to Blackwood. That said these have to be the best quality rejects I have seen in nearly 30 years. A good percentage have no discernible defects and those that do have minor ones. They are an odd size to make it easier to turn the bell or flared end of a clarinet. On one end they are 2 3/4-3 1/4" square and the other end is 1 3/8-1 5/8" square with tapered sides as in the photo. Length is 4 1/2-5". This barrel has 190 blanks and is $900.00.





 

Barrel of African Blackwood Squares

Reject Clarinet Squares


The heartwood of African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) is purplish to brownish-black with dark gray streaks giving an overall impression of being black. Lustrous with an attractive inner chatoyance. Very hard, heavy, close-grained, and virtually free from pores. Some squares may have sapwood corners or more, burly or wild grain, occasional bug holes, small inclusions, small checks, etc., i.e. they have the small defects common to Blackwood. Still, I have milled thousands of these and have produced beautiful turning squares with many of them instrument-quality. In quantity these sell for $3.50 each. These two 50 gallon fiber barrels full of Blackwood squares are in my way and I need them gone. Each barrel probably contains 300-375 squares. Buy a barrel and pay $2.00 per square, almost half the regular price. When we count the squares we will kick out any that are too defected. These will ship via freight truck. Call us to order. 



 

 

 

Pomelle Figured Sapele Table Board Book-matched Set

Entandrophragma cylindricum

One selectively harvested log from Central Africa yielded these beautiful table boards. The figure is a cross between pomelle and quilted and has a three-dimensional aspect that makes you think the board has a bumpy texture when in fact it is a flat, sanded surface. These are a book-matched, sequential pair. These are a rarity and I am not sure we will be able to get more in the future. Left board has one edge that is a mix of straight and wane and one edge that is straight. Right board has one fairly straight edge with a little wane and one straight edge. Both beautifully figured. Left Board - 1 5/8 x 23-25 3/4 x 120 1/2" Right Board - 1 5/8 x 25-27 1/2 x 120"

Black Chacate Turning Squares



Also called Tsotso. Our material is from Mozambique but it is found in other E. African & S. African locales. It is golden brown with darker streaks. Very hard and heavy but machines well with few problems. Excellent for cabinetry and wood turning. Capable of taking a high polish and is stable in service.

Pink Ivory Guitar Lam Top Sets

Berchemia zeyheri

A fairly rare wood from Southern Africa ranging in color from light pink to watermelon red. At one time it was described as being "rarer than diamonds". It is very dense, hard and heavy and takes a very high polish. Beautiful for turnery, inlays and other precious items.

Spanish Cedar Guitar Neck & Heel Block Sets

Cedrela sp.

Also called Cigar Box Cedar because of its aromatic scent and its wide use in tobacco humidors. It resembles the wood of South American Mahogany to which it is related. Heartwood color varies from a light pinkish brown to reddish brown. It is fairly light in weight. The price below is per one neck & heel set. Add more to the quantity in your cart to purchase multiple sets. The price below is per set. To add additional sets to your cart, simply change the quantity field in the shopping cart to reflect how many you would like and press the "update cart" button. Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.