African Blackwood 4 piece Clarinet Set

Dalbergia melanoxylon

African Blackwood has long been a favorite for clarinets for several reasons, i.e. beauty, turnability, high degree of dimensional stability, and because of its oiliness it is little if at all effected by saliva. The sets we sell today were originally milled in Africa during the 2016/2017 season.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

$95.00/set (ask about discounts for 3 or more sets)

Item Number: OS93

$95.00
see above for sizes x x

African Blackwood 14 piece Bagpipe Set

Dalbergia melanoxylon

African Blackwood has long been a favorite for bagpipes for several reasons, i.e. beauty, turnability, high degree of dimensional stability, and because of its oiliness it is little if at all effected by saliva. The sets we sell today were originally milled in Africa during the 2016/2017 season. Each square has a chalked number corresponding to an enclosed key which lists sizes in both metric and imperial.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

$400.00/set (ask about discounts for 3 or more sets)

Item Number: OS92

$400.00
see above for sizes x x

Honduras Rosewood Turning Square Bundles

Dalbergia stevensonii

A true rosewood, most of our stock comes from Belize. Smelling like stored apples, it is a lovely wood to turn and takes a fantastic polish. Getting scarce on the world market.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

10 pieces per bundle.

Item Number: OS86

$20.00
ea. pc. 1 3/16-1 1/4 x 1 3/16-1 1/4 x 4 1/2"

Brazilian Kingwood Knife Handle Bundles

Dalbergia cearensis

A true rosewood. The wood is variegated with different shades of purple and darker stripes. The specific gravity is 1.2 so it is hard and heavy. Used for inlays and bandings, turnery, and fancy furniture accessories.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

10 pieces per bundle.
Ask about quantity discounts.

Item Number: OS85

$10.00
ea. pc. 1/2 x 7/8 x 4 3/8"

Pen Blank Assortment

20 rare and exotic pen blanks. At least 12 different mostly imported species in every box. Nearly all rare and exotic species.

The pieces show in this photograph are representative of the pieces you will receive, but may not exactly match the species shown.

Item Number: OS81

$30.00
ea. pc. 3/4 x 3/4 x 5-5 1/2"

Spindle Turning Blank Assortment

The species we have included in this assortment were all chosen for their ease in turning. This is the perfect sampling of species for a beginning turner interested in imported woods.

Species listed below are shown left to right in the photograph.

Mesquite - 3 x 3 x 5 1/2-6"
African Blackwood - 1 3/8-1 1/2 x 1 3/8-1 1/2 x 7 1/2 and longer
Cocobolo - 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 12"
Striped Ebony - 13/8-1 1/2 x 1 3/8-1 1/2 x 12"
Mexican Bocote - 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 12".
Muhuhu - 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 12"
East Indian Rosewood - 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 12-14"

The first image shows how you will receive these pieces. In the second photograph, we have surfaced all the pieces to show what the wood looks like in a more finished form.

The pieces show in this photograph are representative of the pieces you will receive.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS80

$40.00
see above x x

African Blackwood Turning Squares

Dalbergia melanoxylon

The heartwood 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 stability and lovely tonal qualities make it an excellent instrument wood.

If you buy 50 or more of this item, the price is $2.00 each. Call us for this pricing.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS79

$3.50
1 3/8-1 1/2 x 1 3/8-1 1/2 x 2 3/4-3"

East Indian Rosewood Thins

Dalbergia latifolia

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

This is for a bundle of 50 thins.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS78

$125.00
ea. pc. 5/16-3/8 x 2 1/2-2 3/4 x 20-21"

Tasmanian Banksia Pods - 50 pieces

Banksia grandis

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

This item is for 50 pieces.

Item Number: OS75

$350.00
x 2 3/4-4" dia. x 5 1/2-10 1/2"

Madagascar Ebony Turning Squares

Diospyros perreiri

This Ebony is unsurpassed for its beauty and blackness. It is fairly fine-textured and takes a high polish. Finest ebony in the world. Rare.

This species has been newly added to the CITES list and as a consequence, we are limiting sales to the United States only.

Price below is per piece.

Please call for discounts in quantities more than 50 pieces.

Item Number: OS71

$4.25
ea. pc. 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/4"

African Blackwood Turning Squares

Dalbergia melanoxylon

The heartwood 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 stability and lovely tonal qualities make it an excellent instrument wood.

Price below is per piece.
Call for quantity pricing.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS70

$112.00
3-3 1/8 x 3-3 1/8 x 12"

African Blackwood Thins

Dalbergia melanoxylon

The heartwood 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 stability and lovely tonal qualities make it an excellent instrument wood.

Price below is per piece.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS66

$12.50
each piece 3/16-1/4 x 5-5 5/8 x 8 1/2-9"

East Indian Rosewood Turning Squares

Dalbergia latifolia

These rare squares are from a consignment of old-growth wood that we have had for at least twenty years. Fairly hard and heavy and finishes to a nice polish. Rich & elegant looking. India.

Price below is per square.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS65

$15.00
each piece 1 1/2-1 5 x 1 1/2-1 5/8 x 11 3/4-12"

Santos Rosewood Turning Squares

Machaerium sp.

This wood has gained in popularity since the early 1990's when Brazilian Rosewood was designated an endangered species. Furniture manufacturers used it as a Brazilian Rosewood substitute but it stands on its own as an instrument tone wood.

The price below is per square.

Item Number: OS63

$35.00
2 3/8-2 1/2 x 2 3/8-2 1/2 x 20-20 1/2"

Honduras Rosewood Turning Squares

Dalbergia stevensonii

A true rosewood, most of our stock comes from Belize. Smelling like stored apples, it is a lovely wood to turn and takes a fantastic polish. Getting scarce on the world market. U.S.A. sales only.

The price below is per square.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS62

$16.00
1 7/16-1 1/2 x 1 7/16-1 1/2 x 20"

Black Mesquite Turning Squares

Prosopis nigra

A very stable wood. Air-dried.

The price below is per square.

Item Number: OS59

$12.50
2 x 2 x 24-24 1/2"

Pernambuco Bowl Blanks

Guilandina echinata

Also called Ibirapitanga and Pau Brazil, this once important dyewood gave origin to the name of Brazil. It is now facing extinction over most of its growth area and is listed by CITES as endangered. The color of the heartwood is yellowish-brown to orange and is fine-grained, hard, and heavy. Rare. USA sales only.

Item Number: OS56

$8.00
A 1-1 1/2 x 4 x 4"
$10.00
B 1 1/2-1 3/4 x 4 x 4"
$12.00
C 1 3/4-2 x 4 x 4"

Sabah Ebony

Diospyros sp

This Indonesian Ebony is also known as Kayu Malam. It usually has nice striping on the radial face and is easy to work and sand and takes a very nice finish. Used for cabinetry, furniture, turned objects, jewelry cases, knife handles, and other precious items. Air-dried.

In one of these photos, these pieces have been surfaced and coated with shellac to show off the figure, but they are sold in the rough.

Item Number: OS55

$10.00
7/8-1 x 2 1/2 x 10"

African Blackwood Reject Clarinet Bell Blanks

Dalbergia melanoxylon

The heartwood 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. 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".

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS53

$12.00
see above x x

African Blackwood Turning Squares/Pool Cue Blanks

Dalbergia melanoxylon

The heartwood 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. Slightly oily to the touch. The sapwood is straw colored to a bright yellow and can be as wide as 2". African Blackwood can weigh as much as 85 lbs per cubic foot. It is used for marquetry, inlays, knife handles, game calls, pistol grips, pool cue butts, chess pieces, jewelry, and other precious arts and crafts. But 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. Its stability, oily nature, resistance to moisture, and lovely finishing qualities make it superior to other timbers. These are best quality squares. Rare.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS52

$53.00
1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 20"

Muhuhu Turning Squares

Brachylaena hutchinsii

This small to medium sized tree is found along the dry coastal areas of Tanzania and Kenya. The wood is fairly straight-grained, and the yellowish to greenish-brown heartwood is sharply demarcated from the very light-colored sapwood. Texture is fine and even with an interlocked grain. The wood has an aromatic, spicy smell and the wood is distilled for its oil which is used in aromatherapy. After seasoning the wood shrinks little and is very stable in service. Shapes and turns well and takes a high polish. Used as a substitute for Sandalwood in India.

Item Number: OS48

$14.00
2 x 2 x 24-25"

African Blackwood Turning Squares

Dalbergia melanoxylon

The heartwood 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 stability and lovely tonal qualities make it an excellent instrument wood.

These are rough, not surfaced squares. Top grade. Price below is per square.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS44

$24.00
1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 12"

African Blackwood Turning Squares

Dalbergia melanoxylon

The heartwood 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 stability and lovely tonal qualities make it an excellent instrument wood.

These are rough, not surfaced squares. Top grade. Price below is per square.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS43

$52.00
1 7/8-2 x 1 7/8-2 x 12"

African Blackwood Turning Squares

Dalbergia melanoxylon

The heartwood 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 stability and lovely tonal qualities make it an excellent instrument wood.

These are rough, not surfaced squares. Top grade. Price below is per square.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: OS42

$65.00
2 3/8-2 1/2 x 2 3/8-2 1/2 x 12"

Santos Rosewood Turning Squares

Machaerium sp.

This wood has gained in popularity since the early 1990's when Brazilian Rosewood was designated an endangered species. Furniture manufacturers used it as a Brazilian Rosewood substitute but it stands on its own as an instrument tone wood.

The price below is per piece.

To add additional pieces 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.

Item Number: OS20

$15.00
1 1/2-1 5/8 x 1 1/2-1 5/8 x 20 1/4-20 3/4"

Brazilian Bloodwood Bowl Blanks

Brosimum paraense

Also called Satine, Cacique, and Cardinalwood. The heartwood is a rich strawberry red, in sharp contrast to the light colored sapwood. Takes a high, lustrous finish. Air dried.

Rough-not surfaced.

The price below is per blank.

To add additional blanks 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.

Item Number: OS13

$8.50
1 15/16-2 5/16 x 3 7/8-4 1/4 x 3 7/8-4 1/4"

Bloodwood Turning Squares

Brosimum paraense

Also called Satine, Cacique, and Cardinalwood. The heartwood is a rich strawberry red, in sharp contrast to the light colored sapwood. Takes a high, lustrous finish. Air dried.

Rough-not surfaced.

The price below is per square.

To add additional squares 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.

Item Number: OS12

$30.00
4 1/8-4 5/16 x 4 1/8-4 5/16 x 12 1/8-12 3/8"

Brazilian Bloodwood Bowl Blanks

Brosimum paraense

Also called Satine, Cacique, and Cardinalwood. The heartwood is a rich strawberry red, in sharp contrast to the light colored sapwood. Takes a high, lustrous finish. Air dried.

The price below is per blank.

To add additional blanks 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.

Item Number: OS11

$24.00
4-4 1/4 x 6-6 1/2 x 6-6 1/2"

Brazilian Bloodwood Turning Squares

Brosimum paraense

Also called Satine, Cacique, and Cardinalwood. The heartwood is a rich strawberry red, in sharp contrast to the light colored sapwood. Takes a high, lustrous finish. Air dried.

The price below is per square.

To add additional squares 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.

Item Number: OS10

$12.50
2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 15"

Spanish Cedar Thinwood

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.

Perfect for lining humidors and other boxes and chests.

The price below is for one piece.

To add additional pieces 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.

Item Number: OS4

$5.00
1/4-5/16 x 4-4 1/4 x 30-30 1/2"