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Tulipwood Turning Blanks

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Tulipwood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" Item #: 28831
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$19.49

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$19.49
Tulipwood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" Item #: 28831
In Stock (online only)
 
Price:
$19.49
Each
Quantity:
Total: $19.49

Overview

Prized for its fantastic color - irregular streaks of yellow, rose, red and violet on a creamy straw colored background - Tulipwood makes excellent turnings and decorative items. Like other members of the Rosewood family, it is heavy, hard, very fine textured, and takes an excellent polish. Woodworkers often remark on the pleasing floral scent it emits when cut. 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.

  • Botanical Name: Dalbergia variabilis.
  • Other Commercial Names: Tulipwood, Brazilian tulipwood, Pau rosa, Bois de rose, Pinkwood, Pau de fuso, Jacaranda rosa.
  • Source Region: Tropical South America, especially Northeast Brazil.
  • Tree Characteristics: Small tree, irregular trunk. Heartwood logs are 2-8" in diameter.
  • Wood Characteristics: Fine texture, high luster, and takes an exceptional polish. Hard and heavy. Somewhat more difficult to work with.
  • Typical Uses: Turning, inlay, marquetry, fancy accessories.

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Beautiful wood! Thanks!

Guest from Effingham, Illinois Posted April 23, 2011
Beautiful wood! Thanks!

I use these blanks for hand...

Marshall W. S from San Diego, CA Posted June 27, 2009
I use these blanks for hand carving one off handles for files, knives, and such and also for one off key chains and letter openers, all are given as gifts. All the blanks I have purchased have been very clear, great grain structure and pattern. I will definitely keep a few on hand for future pieces.

This is just one of the...

Guest from Canon City, CO Posted March 5, 2009
This is just one of the items that I made from some of the Brazilian Tulip wood that I bought here. It's a bracelet assist, to help a lady put on a chain bracelet one handed. It took me a while to turn the captive ring but I made it just to see if I could. By the way, I got $40 at my second show. I did have a problem with a pen that I made from it for my sister. It developed some cracks in it about a month after I gave it to her. I think it was because I had left it in the lathe over the weekend when it was about half done. When I came back after the weekend it had several strings and drips of resin hanging off of it. After that it didn't quite finish right. I had turned a matching pen from a piece of the same wood that came out just fine. But I did it with out stopping and letting it sit for a couple of days half done. Overall the Brazilian Tulip wood along with the Zebra wood are my biggest sellers.

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