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Figured Maple Woodturning Blank Squares 3'' x 3'' x 12''

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Nothing is quite so impressive as the holographic shimmer of figured Maple under a fresh coat of finish. These turning blanks are hand sorted for the best figured grain. Approximate dimensions listed.

Due to high demand and limited supply, we cannot always guarantee that this item will be in stock.

  • Tree: May reach a height of 70 to 120 feet, with a 24 to 36 inch diameter trunk.
  • Sapwood Color: White with a reddish cast, sometimes with darker bands of heartwood.
  • Heartwood Color: Uniformly pale reddish brown or light tan.
  • Grain: Curly grain with variable spacing from tight fiddleback to wavy. Sometimes exhibits bird's eye, maple burl, blister, leaf and occasional spalting.
  • Texture: Very fine and even.
  • Working properties: Figured grain has a tendency to tear out. Tools must be kept very sharp. Reduced cutting angles can help.
  • Strength Properties: Very high bending strength. Resistance to compression parallel to the grain is high. Hardness is rated as medium. It is heavy, and resists denting and marring. Hard Maple can be up to 25 percent harder than Soft Maple.
  • (1) Maple Blank
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    Manufacturer Part Number CURLY MPL 3X3X12
    Weight 2.7500
    Length 12"
    Width 3"
    Thickness 3"
    Blank Type Wood
    Species Figured Maple
    4.5 / 5.0
    16 Reviews
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    good wood
    needed this for turning some ornaments nice piece of wood.
    December 18, 2019
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Had the size of material I was looking for
    July 14, 2019
    7 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    First time order , everything was EXCELLENT
    May 20, 2019
    9 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Great product!
    love the looks of the wood.
    March 26, 2019
    11 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Super happy with this block of wood.
    The block of maple was adsolutely deautifuely figures and I love it . Super piece of wood.
    January 4, 2019
    1 year ago
    Great blanks
    Easy to work and finish beautifully. People like the grain,
    July 30, 2018
    1 year ago
    I haven't had the chance to use it yet but the piece that I received is beautiful! I have no complaints!! I will purchase more in the near future!
    October 12, 2016
    over 3 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Loved the piece of wood wanted it to make a tailors clapper turned out great
    July 30, 2015
    over 4 years ago
    I ordered one 2x6x6 figured maple...
    I ordered one 2x6x6 figured maple turning block and made a bowl. Everybody was so impressed with it that I ordered 3 more blocks.
    July 23, 2011
    I ordered two of the 2x6x6...
    I ordered two of the 2x6x6 bowl blanks, and now I wish I'd ordered more. The wood is nicely figured and iridescent, it's already dried, and it turns beautifully.
    March 10, 2011
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    I want to see if my husband can make me a rolling pin out of this.
    Jane L on Jan 3, 2020
    turn tops for club
    Judd H on Mar 21, 2018
    I want to see if my husband can make me a rolling pin out of this.
    Jane L on Jan 3, 2020
    going to try turning
    jeff h on Sep 15, 2019
    turn tops for club
    Judd H on Mar 21, 2018
    for making wine glasses
    peter h on Mar 13, 2017
    The grain is great for knife handles.
    Herman A LATEER on Nov 28, 2016
    Repair blanket rail on antique bed
    Don S on Sep 24, 2016
    Toy Making
    David O on Sep 5, 2016
    On sale.
    JAMES E on Mar 4, 2016
    making salt mill to match pepper mill done last year; Woodcraft store out of stock! thx.
    Jim P on Dec 1, 2015
    Projects for the future
    Raymond S on Aug 13, 2015
    yes. for my son to use for duck calls.
    Rebecca S on May 1, 2015
    going to try turning
    jeff h on Sep 15, 2019
    for making wine glasses
    peter h on Mar 13, 2017
    Are these untreated?
    Kyle O on Oct 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: As far as I can tell I belive they are not treated with anything
    I planning on making some 3" x 3" x 3" blocks and am wondering how close the three inch size is? Does it really measure 3" x 3"?
    EDWARD L on Oct 18, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: Here are the dimensions of the two blanks I received:

    3 1/32 X 3 X 12 7/16
    3 1/16 X 3 1/16 X 11 15/16
    They are nicely figured on two faces each.
    Hello there im looking for this exact product but a little longer at 18 inches, and a quantity of 4, could you help me?
    Charlie C on Sep 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I seem to recall that I have seen the size you are looking for in the Rockler Stores.
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