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Beautiful hardwood that we have reclaimed from orchards in California. This hardwood often has gorgeous color. It can be somewhat unstable in use if it is not dried properly. Turns nicely. Ranging from green to brown and red, this is the best batch of Pistachio we’ve milled in 14 years! This is very sound material with excellent working properties . These pieces were air dried in larger slabs for 6 months and then resawn into smaller, mostly defect free pieces. A minor end check or rough is present in some pieces. They are all fully wax sealed.
Pistachio Pen Blanks
5" length x 3/4", 5/8"
Pistachio Cut Offs
Medium Box
Buckeye Burl, Aesculus californica, is one of the most interesting species we carry! We get the burls in whole and mill them right here at our facility into anything from guitar blanks to turning squares. Most pieces have wonderful burl and swirling grain patterns mixed with blue/grey, black & golden color contrast. All pieces have either natural incursions or bark edges that must be worked around. If there is bark on the pieces they cannot be shipped outside of the USA due to strict regulations concerning bark in export. It is useful to stabilize pen blanks and small items with CA glue to obtain a beautiful finish. USA
Buckeye Pen Blanks, Burl
5" x 3/4" x 3/4"
Buckeye Burl Cut Offs
Medium Box
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Pomelle Sapele, has beautiful circular pomelle figure in rich brownish red colors. It is easy to work with nice depth of figure when completed. Used in private jets and luxury automobiles.
You Won't Believe The Amazing Color & Figure!

A beautiful South American hardwood. Grain tends to be interlocked and/or wavy. Regularly spaced large open pores give a coarse but even texture. When the wood ages it turns from golden to an orangish-red color similar to Xylay Lace or Figured Ceylon Satinwood. This is a very rare species that often contains magnificent figure!
Great For Your Next Fall Project!
Tamarindus indica has been planted throughout many countries in the World for its fruit which is popular in jams, juices, candies and drinks. Growing to a height of 60 ft. with trunk diameters of up to 2 ft. this hardwood has a small area of heartwood that is bold red with contrasting creamy white sapwood. Our spalted stock is hand selected for only the finest color & figure! Pin and bug holes are common. All spalted areas have the potential of being soft. We recommend CA glue to stabilize these sections. Tamarind is originally from Africa but has been planted Worldwide. Our stock was grown in Laos.
What is the difference between kiln dried & air dried wood?
Kiln dried wood is generally superior to air dried wood. The sap that is present in soft woods can be made solid or “set” to avoid seeping out of pores. In hardwoods, you can lock the color in. For example, in Maple, you can keep it looking pristine white without golden/brown discoloration or grey streaking. In colored hardwoods, such as Walnut or Bubinga the sapwood stays white while the homogenously colored heartwood retains a more even coloration. The fancy, streaks & color variation that you can find in air dried woods are less common when the wood is steamed through the kiln drying process. Kiln drying is generally hard on the wood if an aggressive, fast kiln schedule is used; however, if dried properly, it is superior for furniture, boxes, and cabinets as it makes the wood less prone to movement. Musical instrument softwoods are generally air dried for a period of 5 years (for example, Spruce tops). Many types of softwood are dried for much longer than this. Musical instrument hardwoods, such as the Rosewoods, are air dried completely with some light kiln drying at the end. This is low temperature drying that is very easy on the grain and does not promote fiber damage which could create an undesirable dampening of the sound of an instrument. As exception resonation is critical, we take great care with drying all of our instrument woods. In general, air dried wood has more of a tendency to have richer, more unique colors, spalting and/or more patterns than kiln dried wood as well as being less expensive.
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