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Autumn Sales!
 

50 bf. Red Palmwood (Cocus nucifera)
1-2 ¼" thick x 3-4 ½" wide x 5-8' long……$125.00

This Palm is from Indonesia. In the past this wood has been known as Porcupinewood, either for the long, reddish, hard fibers running throughout, or by the prickly nature of its splinters. The end-grain has a unique, distinctive, ‘snake skin' appearance. 500 bf or more @ $2.00/bf.

50 bf. 4/4 African Wenge (Millettia laurentii)
5" & wider x 4-14' long……..$550.00

Most Wenge comes from the interior of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), and is floated to market on the Congo river. It is fairly hard and heavy with a medium to coarse texture. The heartwood is very dark brown with fine, nearly parallel black veining. Very rich looking when finished. Kiln-dried.

50 bf. 8/4 German Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
5" & wider x 8' & longer…..$205.00

Beech grows all over Europe. It is fairly white when freshly cut, darkening to a pale brown to pinkish-brown. A tell-tale characteristic of Beech are the ray flecks that show on the flat-sawn surface. Beech is widely used for tables, chairs & other furniture, handles of all sorts, turned objects, flooring, steam-bent parts, etc.

50 pieces East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
5/16-3/8 x 2 ½" x 20-21"……$125.00

This is grown on plantations in Indonesia where it is called Sonokeling. Excellent for jewelry boxes, drawer faces, inlays, chopsticks, and other precious objects.

Balsa
50 bf. Balsa, 2-4" thick x 2-6" wide x 3-6' long……………..$212.50
 
One of the lightest weight commercial hardwoods. Our stock weighs approximately 10-12 lbs. Per cubic foot. Great for models and surf boards.
50 bf. Curly Red Oak, 4/4  x 8' and longer…………………..$258.00
 
This Oak is from the Eastern U.S.A. We have units of this beautiful curly Oak in 4/4 thickness and mostly flatsawn. Please inquire for unit pricing.
50 bf. Curly White Oak, 4/4, 5/4, & 6/4 x 8' and longer……..$375.00
 
This Oak is from the Eastern U.S.A. We have units of this beautiful curly Oak in 4/4, 5/4, and 6/4 thicknesses and mostly quartersawn. Please inquire for unit pricing.
 

50 bf. German Lime 4-6" thick x up to 20" wide...$250.00

This wood is a carvers delight. Related to American Basswood, Lime tends to have a finer, crisper grain so it takes detail better. These are from logs sawn through and through so may have a few defects.

50 bf. Mexican Bocote, 4/4 shorts & narrows…….$375.00

Bocote is an oily wood with a yellowish to dark brown color accented with irregular black stripes and streaks. It has a spicy smell and is hard, heavy and strong. It is easy to work and takes a very nice polish.

 

50 bf. African Bubinga, 4/4 shorts & narrows...….$235.00

Called by some woodworkers African Rosewood, Bubinga is a deep, lustrous, brownish-red color with a fine, darker striping.

50 bf. African Shedua, 4/4 x 4-8" wide x 3-6' long…….$235.00

The color varies from a rich, golden brown to a lustrous grayish brown usually with a black stripe. Great wood for furniture and jewelry boxes.

50 bf. Spanish Cedar, 12/4 x 8' & longer…….$365.00

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. Sales only to U.S.A. addresses.

50 pcs Banksia Pods,…………..………$275.00

Tasmanian Banksia. These Banksia blanks have a lovely reddish-brown color with very distinctive, bold medullary rays which when finished are extremely lustrous.

Black Limba

50 bf. Black Limba, 8/4 x 5" & wider x 8' & longer……..$250.00

Beautifully variegated and colored, Black Limba is easy to work and finish. This wood is found in the equatorial forests of West Africa. Black Limba makes beautiful furniture, cabinets, jewelry boxes, etc., and has wonderful tonal properties that makes it suitable suitable for both solid-body guitars and acoustic guitars. Easy to work and takes a nice polish.

50 bf. White Limba, 8/4 x 5" & wider x 8' & longer……..$250.00

Coming from the same tree as Black Limba the description is much the same but White Limba does not have the colored variegations. Also called Korina.

 

Sale Items!


We have started discounting older items on our website. Just type "sale" into the search box or click here and scan through items that are marked off 25%. The prices on these sale items have already been marked down and old prices are shown. We will be continuing to add more sales items over time, so check back for other great deals!

 

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. 



 

 

 

 

Tiger's Eye

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I happened across this and being a rockhound from way back could not resist buying a load. Tiger's-eye is a type of quartz with inclusions that causes the rock to be extremely chatoyant in tones of yellow and brown. Some people believe it to have healing properties. This material comes from South Africa.

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.