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Pink Ivory Turning Blanks

Item #: 27299
$8.99
Each No Longer Available

Overview

Widely considered one of the rarest and most difficult woods to find, Pink Ivory is prized for its excellent turning qualities and striking color. Initially a uniform pink tone, the heartwood acquires a deep copper-brown patina over time. The wood has a silky-fine texture, and also works well for carving. These 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.

  • Tree: Deciduous with a spreading crown, varying in height from under 20 ft to over 50 ft. It has small, greenish-yellow flowers and little black berries, similar in appearance to buckthorn berries.
  • Scientific Name: Berchemia zeyheri
  • Native To: Southern Africa - Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa.
  • Heartwood: Uniformly bright pink/pale red. Becomes orange to orange-brown over time.
  • Sapwood: Nearly white.
  • Grain: Straight to irregular.
  • Texture: Fine.
  • Luster: Low.
  • Working Characteristics: Due to its density, Pink Ivory is difficult to work with hand tools. Keep tools sharp and pre-bore for fasteners.
  • Turning: This is an excellent turnery wood and good for carving.
  • Turning: Takes an excellent polish.
  • Average Dried Weight: 62 lb/ft.
  • Strength: Very strong and resists deflection.

Tech Spec

Manufacturer Part Number PNK IVRY SCRDVR BLNK
Weight (lbs) 0.4700
Length 6"
Width 1-1/2"
Thickness 1-1/2"
Blank Type Wood
Species Pink Ivory

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I used the pink ivory as...

Lawrence H from Raleigh, NC Posted October 12, 2010
I used the pink ivory as part of an inlay for a jewelry box. It was very easy to work with and is a great color.

Pink Ivory is great for turning....

Grant W from WV Posted December 21, 2008
Pink Ivory is great for turning. The tight grain and density of the wood allow a great finish. I use EEE Ultra Shine for a beautiful luster. Well worth the price. I use the small leftover pieces for bottle stoppers.

Nice quality wood, but do not...

Samit P from Monterey, CA Posted June 17, 2013
Nice quality wood, but do not buy if you need a true 1.5" square blank. Mine turned out to be 1 3/8", I wanted it for a shave brush project, but it ended up to be too thin and cracked.

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