Exotic Turning Wood & Burls

This week we are featuring Paduak as our Item of the Week.  We have select sizes of bowl blanks on sale for 15% off – this week only!  Paduak is also known as Mutui, Ngula and Bosulu and comes from Central Africa.  Paduak is vivid reddish-orange, but it changes to bright red or coral pink with dark streaks. There are about 17 known species that have been used for everything from carvings and domestic flooring to umbrella handles and chisel blocks. With a specific density of .72, Padauk is similar to Walnut for the ease of working. For a good solid project with no worry about getting defects, Paduak is one of the best woods for color and quality.  It is a beautiful wood that has such a vibrant quality!

Paela Burls are also on special this week – 30% off!!  This is a very special deal that is for a limited time only!!!   Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, its rarity also adds expense, it is very sought after.  Burl wood is very hard to work with hand tools or on a lathe because its grain is twisted and interlocked, causing it to chip and chatter unpredictably.  This “wild grain” makes burl wood extremely dense and resistant to splitting.   This burl comes from the Chakte Viga tree.  The color varies between deep orange and reddish color.  It was once also used to make ink, so when turning it you will see the very dark purple residue all over!  It can stain your clothing and hands, so where protective gear when turning this burl.  It is very unique and very beautiful, and on sale!

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