Gilmer Wood Company March Madness Sale!


It's time to clear out old stock to make room for new beauties. Any W number under 29000 or any IW number under 28000 are all 25% off during the month of March, 2015. Add them to your cart and we will calculate the discount before we ship your order. Please note that any discounts will not show up at the time of checkout. We will apply them before we run your credit card and they will show up on your sales receipt when your order arrives.

 

Gift Certificates Available
 

You can purchase gift certificates for any denomination by calling us at 503-274-1271. 

 

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. 



 

 

 

 

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.