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Plain Maple Turning Blank, 4x4x4
Plain Maple Turning Blank, 4x4x4 Item #29947
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Plain Maple Turning Blanks

Item #
GRP31039
Rating:
68% of 100

Note: Most woodturning blanks are not kiln dried. For best results do not remove any existing wax coating until you are ready to begin turning your project. Use your turning blanks quickly. Be cautious of leaving these blanks unused for an extended period of time. Due to the hydroscopic nature of wood and depending on the storage conditions – the quality of the blank may be impaired if not used in a reasonable time period.

These plain maple turning blanks are hand sorted for the best figured grain. Approximate dimensions listed.

Features:
  • Tree: May reach a height of 70 to 120 feet, with a 24 to 36 inch diameter trunk.
  • Working properties: Figured grain has a tendency to tear out. Tools must be kept very sharp. Reduced cutting angles can help.
  • (1) Plain Maple Turning Blank
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    Weight 1.0000
    Tech Spec
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Choose from three sizes: 4" x 4" x 4", 6" x 6" x 3", and 8" x 8" x 3"
    3.4 / 5.0
    12 Reviews
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    Great product.
    Very nice piece of maple, I had no issues with this blank. Would recommend it!
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    Added Aug 5, 2019
    August 5, 2019
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Quality turning blanks
    The blanks were all very nice with few splits. I used the blank to make a mallet head and it came out very nice.
    Didn't turn it, but it made an awesome mallet head.
    Didn't turn it, but it made an awesome mallet head.
    August 3, 2019
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    The Bowl blank was very easy to work
    And gave me good results.
    Although it was one rated as AA.
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    June 26, 2019
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Turns great!
    No plans, shooting-off the hip with a design, like it that way!
    Mmmmm, good!!
    Mmmmm, good!!
    December 8, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
    It is exactly as expected.
    November 17, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Too much wax on wood
    These blocks are great except the amount of wax on them I would like to see them let you know the amount of wax on the blocks as well.
    July 19, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Maple Turning Blanks
    2 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 24 in is a nice size
    September 22, 2015
    Purchased
    over 4 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Not the best soft maple turning blanks
    I purchased two Maple turning blanks, neither was of high quality. These were to be used with professional turner in training session. The first had a significant included branch segment that was visible once the wax coating was removed. The second had soft punky areas internally. This was supposed to be soft maple but not spalted maple. Clearly I could not return the soft maple as the professional turner was using them in a training session, to late to send them back and get replacement. It was disappointing that Rockler didn't have better quality control on their wood blanks.
    June 9, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    I found the wood to have too many cracks
    April 7, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Ragged cutting
    I have turned bowls using 6X6X3 plain maple blocks and have had issues with the cut. In both blocks I purchased recently the turned surface suffered from very ragged texture in one or two areas of the turned block. In one case I could work through it and it finally cleaned up with a lot of hand sanding. In another case I had to scrap the project. I believe the problem was uneven drying of the blocks before they were wax coated. Next time I will specify kiln dried material. Editor's note: Turning blanks are not kiln dried. All turning blanks are green(wet)lumber coated in wax to prevent drying.
    June 19, 2014
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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
    Love turning maple
    Mike W on Feb 23, 2018
    Makes beautiful lighted bases for egg art.
    Francisca D A on Jul 4, 2018
    Turning stock
    Joe on May 17, 2018
    Love turning maple
    Mike W on Feb 23, 2018
    Lower price
    William H on Dec 16, 2017
    Needed big diameter maple for piece I want to make
    Anthony O on Nov 24, 2017
    To have working stock to take to Texas this Winter.
    Skip G on Nov 24, 2017
    Hope to make salad bowls
    Richard A. G on Oct 8, 2017
    The size and the type wood.
    Dan R on Feb 14, 2017
    Great for bowl practise and looks good if it survives.
    Jack A on Jan 6, 2017
    Going to try turning bowls...love maple
    Henry M on Sep 26, 2016
    Good price
    Chuck L on Sep 20, 2016
    Great price for turning peppermills
    Carrie H on Jun 13, 2016
    dry and clear bowl blank
    Mike S on May 28, 2016
    Needed a practice piece. I haven't turn wood since high school, a few years ago....ok maybe 44 years.
    Steven R on Jan 13, 2016
    figured grain, color
    Richard B on Nov 21, 2015
    I'm just starting out and I needed some good, inexpensive blanks to get in some practice before going to more exotic, expensive wood.
    William on Nov 2, 2015
    turned a top from this
    Joseph M on Sep 28, 2015
    Turning stock
    Joe on May 17, 2018
    Lower price
    William H on Dec 16, 2017
    Are the blocks green, air dried (1 year per inch), kiln dried (to what moisture percentage)?
    Mike K on Apr 9, 2015
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    BEST ANSWER: Yes, because the block is sealed with wax it indicates that the wood is still wet. After turning it will require some kind of drying process or it will warp and / or crack. I have had limited success doing this and it adds process time to your project. If you are making pens, cut your blanks and let them air dry for a month before turning.Check the internet for various ways to dry your finished piece.
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