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Black Palm Turning Blanks

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Black Palm Turning Blank, 1 x 1 x 12" Item #: 26939
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$2.29

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$2.29
Black Palm Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6" Item #: 27577
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$2.99

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$2.99
Black Palm Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18" Item #: 21566
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$7.39

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$7.39
Black Palm Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 24" Item #: 24747
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$10.49

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$10.49
Black Palm Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 12" Item #: 21762
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$10.99

Each
$10.99
Black Palm Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 18" Item #: 26810
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$12.49

Each
$12.49
Black Palm Turning Blank, 1 x 1 x 12" Item #: 26939
In Stock
 
Price:
$2.29
Each
Quantity:
Total: $2.29
Black Palm Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6" Item #: 27577
In Stock (online only)
 
Price:
$2.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $2.99
Black Palm Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18" Item #: 21566
In Stock
 
Price:
$7.39
Each
Quantity:
Total: $7.39
Black Palm Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 24" Item #: 24747
In Stock
 
Price:
$10.49
Each
Quantity:
Total: $10.49
Black Palm Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 12" Item #: 21762
In Stock
 
Price:
$10.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $10.99
Black Palm Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 18" Item #: 26810
In Stock
 
Price:
$12.49
Each
Quantity:
Total: $12.49

Overview

Black Palm comes from the tough outer rings of a palm tree native to Australia and Southeast Asia. The wood has a distinctive streaked or speckled pattern, with a deep brown backdrop and flecks of black. It is hard, extremely durable but not as heavy as one would expect. These turning blanks are available in an assortment of sizes for pens, carvings, bottle stoppers, game 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.

  • Native to: Prevalent in North Queensland, Australia. Native to rainforests of Australia and Southeast Asia.
  • Tree: A tall, attractive palm, growing up to about 60' tall, with a 12' canopy. Trunk is smooth and closely ringed, and becomes nearly black as the palm ages.
  • Color: Dark wood, streaked with blacks and browns. Sometimes the flecks are closely-spaced resulting in an almost black appearance. End grain is speckled and resembles lizard skin or hammered leather. End grain has a dramatic look when used as inlay.
  • Working Characteristics: Turns very well.

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This is a very good product....

Kristianna P from Franklin, IN Posted October 9, 2009
This is a very good product. I bought it for jewelry making. It is very hard to cut, but in the end it is worth the work to make things from it. The end grain of this wood is amazing. But again remember this wood is quite dense so it makes for a hard cut. also when sanding: The wood tends to get ashy on the lighter grains. Either way I will be buying more.

I will very highly recommend the...

Guest from Morehead, KY Posted March 9, 2008
I will very highly recommend the Black Palm Turning stock from Rockler, The stock turned very easily on my Lathe and came out looking Great. Thanks again Rockler for the great service and speedy service.

I found that if I turned...

H. David H from Newberg, OR Posted October 5, 2010
I found that if I turned as if it was very hard, take of the least ammount of wood that I could I had very good control. Sanded with 120 grit sandpaper then with finer to 12,000. Takes a very good polish.

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