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Redheart Turning Blanks - 6'' x 6'' x 2''

Item #: 36413
$17.99
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This 6" x 6" x 2" Redheart turning blank is stunning, it's rich coloring and high contrast level leaving a lasting impression.

Overview

With its warm red tone and fine, uniform grain, Redheart is an ideal candidate for ornamental turnings. The wood is remarkably easy to work and exhibits very little tearout. Cut from a small, gnarled shrub, it is difficult to find in larger pieces. 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.

  • Source region: Central America
  • Color: Deep red; similar to Bloodwood
  • Sands and polishes nicely
  • Usually exhibits smooth tight grain

Tech Spec

Manufacturer Part Number 36413
Weight (lbs) 2.0900

Technical Details:

Wood: Redheart
Size: 6" x 6" x 2"

What's included:

(1) Turning Blank

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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I have been making Spurtles (used...

Paul S from Sauk City, Wisconsin Posted November 6, 2009
I have been making Spurtles (used for stirring soups, puddings, eggs or any thing that needs stirring) the past year or so and bought the Redheart for that purpose. I also turn Muddler/Pestal's from the Redheart which are used for crushing.The turnings are coated with food grade Mineral Oil to protect and to slow the drying time as the waxed wood has a fairly high moisture content.These make great gifts.

I'm a big fan of wood...

Guest from Hackettstown, NJ Posted September 29, 2008
I'm a big fan of wood species with some red tones that are brought out nicely by tung oil. So when I recently got back into turning, no surprise that redheart fits in among some of my favorite species. The colors range from dark mahogany to cherry red to pink - all blended together nicely. The pieces I've worked with so far don't have the distinct, striking grain patterns found in other species popular for wood turning, but it doesn't look blotchy either. However, for that reason, I think redheart works better for small pieces like these ceiling fan pull chains. The one on the right is actually a small leftover piece of redheart laminated with a couple of pieces of cocobolo shavings to make it large enough to turn into the light pull. These are both sanded to 600 grit and then finished with tung oil and 3 coats of clear shellac.

I've just started turning on a...

Callan C from Chicago, IL Posted April 13, 2008
I've just started turning on a lathe over the past few months. I also was unaware of Redheart as a wood until I DID start using it for lathe work. Now, all my family and friends want things made of Redheart! The other wood blanks that I've bought are starting to gather dust in my shop since everyone raves about whatever I'm turning out of Redheart. Easy to turn, zero tear-out, and a stunning finish if you take the sanding to 600 grit and finish with an oil, then topcoat with orange shellac. Great tropical wood to give a try in your shop.

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I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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