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. Each barrel probably contains 400-425 squares. Buy a barrel and pay $2.60 per square, almost half the regular price. When we count the squares we will kick out any that are too defected.
We can usually fit approximately 400 squares in a barrel, but that will vary from barrel to barrel. Please note that while the price at checkout is $1040.00 (400 blanks x $2.60) that price may change depending on the number of squares we can fit in your barrel.
The barrel will ship via freight truck. Please call us if you have any questions. 503-274-1271
Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.
Item Number: OS77
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