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Black Palm Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 12"
Black Palm Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 12" Item #21762
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Black Palm Turning Blanks

Item #
GRP18579
Rating:
80% of 100

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.


Features:
  • Native to: Prevalent in North Queensland, Australia. Native to rainforests of Australia and Southeast Asia.
  • Working Characteristics: Turns very well.
  • 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.
  • Turning Blanks come rough sawn to nominal thickness and are coated with wax.
  • (1) Black Palm Turning Blank
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    Weight 1.0000
    Blank Type Wood
    Species Black Palm
    4.0 / 5.0
    24 Reviews
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    Pistol grip
    This is a great product. Will use it extensively.
    May 11, 2019
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    The blank worked great and didn’t splinter like a lot of people note
    I used the piece for a handle of a hammer
    April 26, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Nice stuff
    nice stuff.. worked great.. Used for Pens
    January 22, 2018
    Purchased
    over 5 years ago
    Black palm
    Love it! can't wait to get some more.
    January 8, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Hard as nails and chips easily. Sharp tool are a must when turning black palm. However, the finished product will not disappoint!
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    December 19, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Dusty but a gorgoesous wood to work with , will use again
    October 27, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
    Looks great
    Looks great
    August 9, 2017
    Purchased
    over 4 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Your wood bottle stopper blanks are absolutely perfect for what I do!!!
    love the black palm. Have made 6, only one left. Love your blanks for my stoppers.
    love the black palm. Have made 6, only one left. Love your blanks for my stoppers.
    April 18, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Black Palm turning blanks
    Have purchased many of these & each one, despite all of the extra work required, has resulted in a unique display piece. Absolutely love this wood.
    November 2, 2016
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    black palm stock
    Used for a finial. Turned well; looked great.
    December 8, 2015
    Purchased
    over 4 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    Inlay work, great price
    Michael K on Jul 31, 2018
    Needed black wood to make trim around center panel for box lid.
    Walt on Jun 22, 2018
    Inlay work, great price
    Michael K on Jul 31, 2018
    Black Palm is great looking after turned
    David H on Jul 8, 2018
    Needed black wood to make trim around center panel for box lid.
    Walt on Jun 22, 2018
    turned handles for 1/2" thick ferro rods
    Joseph J on Mar 12, 2018
    Looked interesting
    James D on Mar 1, 2018
    new projects
    Jon J on Mar 1, 2018
    Had to get to 35.00 bucks.
    Randal J on Jun 28, 2017
    Looks interesting
    Daddy Rick on Jun 23, 2017
    its very good looking wood and the price is amazing. going to maybe use this to blend with other wood species for turning
    samuel m on Mar 23, 2017
    perfect for making my shaving brush handles<br />very nice wood design and color.
    Kitsune on Mar 18, 2017
    Wood grain looks interesting for turning projects
    Danny S on Mar 3, 2017
    I wanted a piece of wood that would contrast with my red oak.
    David S. B on Dec 22, 2016
    Used in a segmented bowl for looks.
    Stuart S on Oct 28, 2016
    I make custom Native American Flutes
    Bruce M on Oct 27, 2016
    This particular wood has a distinctive grain pattern that contrasts very nicely with the cocobolo wood that is used to complete the final project
    J E on Oct 11, 2016
    Curious about working with the material
    DICK O on Jul 24, 2016
    Great for ice cream scoops!
    Chris M on Jun 3, 2016
    Need for cheese knife kit
    Henry M on Mar 19, 2016
    some people wanted a dark wood pen
    donald j on Jan 25, 2016
    New Wood Species
    Robert B on Jan 19, 2016
    for salt and pepper shakers
    Justin S on Oct 14, 2015
    NEED FOR PEN KIT PROJECT
    mike h on Sep 25, 2015
    wood looked strangely grained
    Raymond S on Aug 13, 2015
    to try, would not order again
    Travis C on Jun 19, 2015
    WOOD IS BEAUTIFUL AND WANTED TO MAKE PENS
    THOMAS S on May 31, 2015
    Black Palm is great looking after turned
    David H on Jul 8, 2018
    turned handles for 1/2" thick ferro rods
    Joseph J on Mar 12, 2018
    Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.