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Myrtle Turning Blank, 4x4x4
Myrtle Turning Blank, 4x4x4 Item #: 20770
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$10.99
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Myrtle Turning Blank, 6x6x3
Myrtle Turning Blank, 6x6x3 Item #: 27331
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$17.99
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Myrtle Turning Blank, 8x8x3
Myrtle Turning Blank, 8x8x3 Item #: 26962
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$31.99
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Myrtle Turning Blanks

Item #
GRP31038
Rating:
82% of 100

Bowl turners love working with Myrtle because it's a strong, dense wood that has a wide spectrum of colors and figures! This Myrtle Bowl Blank is the perfect start to your next turning project.


Features:
  • Tree grows up to 120 feet high
  • Hardwood holds a finish well
  • Often used in creating gunstocks, turning blanks, and musical instrument billets
  • (1) Myrtle Turning Blank
    More Information
    Weight 1.0000
    Tech Spec
    • Grain patterns include common myrtle, spalted myrtle, myrtle burl, tiger myrtle, and fiddle back myrtle
    • Strong, dense wood that has a wide spectrum of colors and figures
    • Usually light tan but can have dark mineral streaks running through showing a nice burl or fiddle back figure
    Length 4", 6", 8"
    Width 4", 6", 8"
    Thickness 2", 4"
    Blank Type Wood
    Species Myrtle
    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.
    4.1 / 5.0
    15 Reviews
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    I will be ordering a few more blanks and reccomend it to any one starting out or advanced in wood turning.
    One of the easiest pieces of wood to turn.
    Very nice grain.
    A pleasure to work and takes a fine finish.
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    April 26, 2019
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Good Domestic Turning Wood
    Myrtle turns great and finishes very well. Decent figure in most cases, that is capable of some nice chatoyance. Wish Rockler would supply more in larger bowl blank sizes. One of my favorites.
    January 25, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Country look
    Whatever you turn or make out of this will give it a nice country look. I made a valet bowl and coasters and both have a nice coutry look to them.
    Valet Bowl
    Valet Bowl
    May 1, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    This is an easy turning wood that takes a finish well. I would recommend this to other turners and will turn this wood again.
    August 24, 2016
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    I love this size blank in the myrtlewood. The figuring is great and it has a lot of options for design. I have purchased this size/wood combo a few times now and it is still a favorite.
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    Added Aug 18, 2016
    August 18, 2016
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
    Wow
    I had never worked with Myrtle before and ordered it just on a whim. I can not wait to turn it into a nice potpourri holder for my girl friend
    May 13, 2016
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Nice Wood
    I have ordered two different bowl size blanks and have been pleased with the quality. No complaints.
    February 24, 2016
    Purchased
    over 4 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Myrtle Turning Blanks
    One of my favorite turning woods. Easy to turn and has beautiful color and grain pattern.
    October 30, 2015
    Purchased
    over 4 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Turning myrtle
    I enjoy turning myrtle because it cuts easily and smooths nicely with little sanding. I like it for all types of bowls.
    September 1, 2015
    Purchased
    over 4 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    So much character in this blank!!! Word of caution though, the entire block comes sealed in wax, and once that wax is turned away, the wood is sopping wet. Make sure to follow drying guidelines.
    July 29, 2015
    Purchased
    over 4 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    Makes beautiful lighted bases for egg art.
    Francisca D A on Jul 4, 2018
    Whim.
    Michael R. H on Jun 1, 2018
    Makes beautiful lighted bases for egg art.
    Francisca D A on Jul 4, 2018
    Neat variations in the wood
    Danielle W on Jun 13, 2018
    Whim.
    Michael R. H on Jun 1, 2018
    Turning stock
    Joe on May 17, 2018
    Gift for son in law.
    deena m on May 11, 2018
    new wood for me
    gary o on Apr 6, 2018
    To make wood bowls as gifts for family members
    MELVINDAVIS on Dec 3, 2017
    Gift for my Father for Christmas
    Mary M on Nov 28, 2017
    Want to see what myrtle turns like
    Anthony O on Nov 24, 2017
    To try turning blocks, will use glue block on it after cleaning bottom.
    Robert Bardin on May 15, 2017
    Another bowl... need I say more
    Mark S on Apr 25, 2017
    My husband is a woodworker and can make a bowl from this blank..... I love wooden bowls
    kathy P on Jan 28, 2017
    Fair price
    Alan T on Jan 15, 2017
    Unique wood.
    Ryan T on Dec 4, 2016
    To turn a course salt holder.
    Stephanie G on Nov 26, 2016
    Good price
    Chuck L on Sep 20, 2016
    Love working with Myrtle, and needed on additional item to get the free shipping.
    Steve W on Sep 5, 2016
    For a bowl
    Alex Ward S on Jun 24, 2016
    Never worked with and was wanting something new for potpourri bowls
    Mark M on Apr 21, 2016
    I have not turned this wood before and purchased it based on reviews from other wood turners. Looking forward to turning a bowl from Myrtle wood.
    Jeremiah O on Feb 6, 2016
    wanted to try this wood
    woody S on Jan 14, 2016
    My husband wanted it!
    Elizabeth H on Dec 6, 2015
    Myrtle a nice looking wood win finished with a hand rubbed finish
    Raymond S on Aug 13, 2015
    Good price
    Mitch W on Jul 10, 2015
    first project on lathe
    rich m on Jun 28, 2015
    Birthday project for our daughter in-law...
    Kenneth on May 18, 2015
    Neat variations in the wood
    Danielle W on Jun 13, 2018
    Turning stock
    Joe on May 17, 2018
    How do I dry a walnut turning blank?
    What are the drying guidelines?
    Seeker on Dec 28, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I have a lot of walnut logs right now. I paint the ends liberally with Anchor Seal, and then let them dry, either in my garage, or in a storage shed. When I cut them for bowl blanks, I do lose 3-4 inches on each end to cracks, but the centers are in good shape. Others in my turning club prefer to rough turn the blanks, then seal the blanks or cure them in a light-bulb kiln. Hope that helps.
    Is this blank dried?
    Jesse on Nov 2, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Jessie, this will have been cut green then sealed with wax to keep it from drying out and cracking.
    Are the dimensions listed the actual size or will they be slightly shorter than listed? For instance, is the 4x4x4 actually 4" all the way or is it going to be 1/4"-1/2" shorter?
    John R on Dec 26, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The blocks I have are as follows:
    4 5/8 x 4 5/8 x 3 15/16
    5 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 2 11/16
    7 7/8 x 8 1/8 x 2 7/8

    My experience is that they are oversized. Hope this helps.

    G