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Tamarind Spalted 1" x 1-1/2" x 5" Knife Scale Dyed Orange 1-piece

Item #161536


Product Information:

Tamarindus indica. Spalted Tamarind has a spectacular heartwood with background colors of ivory, yellow and black lines, which gives an unpredictable landscape effect. Much of the wood comes from logs that were found on the forest floor. Turns and finishes well. Due to the nature of the species, bug and worm holes may be present on some blanks and no two are alike. Native to Laos.

We have collected some of the most highly figured pieces and improved on Mother Nature by stabilizing them by injecting an acrylic resin. This virtually eliminates the biggest problem with burl turnings, checking and cracking due to expansion or contraction. In addition, they have been dyed a range of vibrant colors.

We recommend taking precautions when working with spalted wood, such as using adequate dust collection equipment and wearing a personal respirator or mask.

Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.

Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of size listed.

Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
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