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Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blanks

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Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 1 x 1 x 12" Item #: 25847
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$2.49

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$2.49
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18" Item #: 36391
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$8.99

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$8.99
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 24" Item #: 28236
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$12.49

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$12.49
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 18" Item #: 28161
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$15.99

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$15.99
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 5" x 5" x 2" Item #: 25314
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$10.99

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$10.99
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 5" x 5" x 3" Item #: 23035
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$16.49

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$16.49
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 6" x 6" x 3" Item #: 25227
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$23.99

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$23.99
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 1 x 1 x 12" Item #: 25847
No Longer Available
 
Price:
$2.49
Each
Quantity:
Total: $2.49
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18" Item #: 36391
In Stock
 
Price:
$8.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $8.99
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 24" Item #: 28236
In Stock
 
Price:
$12.49
Each
Quantity:
Total: $12.49
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 18" Item #: 28161
In Stock
 
Price:
$15.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $15.99
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 5" x 5" x 2" Item #: 25314
In Stock
 
Price:
$10.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $10.99
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 5" x 5" x 3" Item #: 23035
In Stock
 
Price:
$16.49
Each
Quantity:
Total: $16.49
Argentine Lignum Vitae Turning Blank, 6" x 6" x 3" Item #: 25227
In Stock
 
Price:
$23.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $23.99

Overview

Argentine Lignum Vitae bears a striking resemblance to its famous tropical cousin "Lignum Vitae," and makes an excellent, affordable alternative. An olive-green to rich brown wood with straight grain, it has a satiny feel and a spicy-sweet fragrance. Like its namesake, it is incredibly dense and quite oily. These turning blanks are available in an assortment of sizes for bowls, platters, carvings, bottle stoppers, chess pieces, tool handles, table legs, spindles, finials, candlesticks and whatever else your imagination can conjure up!

Due to high demand and limited supply, we cannot always guarantee that this item will be in stock. Turning Blanks come rough sawn to nominal thickness and are coated with wax.

  • Botanical Name: Bulnesia Sarmientoi.
  • Native to: South America, Argentina, Paraguay.
  • Heartwood: Greenish brown. Exhibits remarkable color changes, darkening quickly after cutting. It is also reported to sometimes turn bright green with exposure to sunlight.
  • Sapwood: Pale yellow.
  • Texture: Very fine and oily.
  • Working Characteristics: With sharp tools and patience, it turns well. Aside from turning, however, it is very difficult to work. High resin content makes it difficult to glue.
  • Polish: Abundant natural oils make for a bright, easy polish.
  • Strength: Extremely hard, heavy and dense.

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Great product! I've ordered several times...

Brian H from Sacramento, CA Posted July 21, 2011
Great product! I've ordered several times from rockler.com and have never been disappointed. Solid wood, no voids or cracks. Great service too. Can't say enough.Thanks!

After one piece, it's my new...

robb r from Battle Creek, MI Posted September 21, 2008
After one piece, it's my new favorite for turning thin spindles.

I just got my first piece...

Guest from Canon City, CO Posted September 18, 2008
I just got my first piece of this. It turns very nice and has a very spicy smell that filled the shop for hours. The only problem I had with it was sanding the finish on it. It's so oily that it loads up the sanding material real fast. But then again, that helps to get a polished looking finish with out putting anything on it. The grain in it isn't like any other wood that I have ever seen and looks very cool. I'm definitly putting this on my favorites list and getting some more of it.

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