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Purpleheart Turning Blank, 2'' x 2'' x 12''
Purpleheart Turning Blank, 2'' x 2'' x 12'' Item #16220
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$9.99 Each
Purpleheart Turning Blank, 3'' x 3'' x 12''
Purpleheart Turning Blank, 3'' x 3'' x 12'' Item #21412
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Purpleheart Turning Blanks

True to its name, purpleheart boasts vibrant purple heartwood, and a fine, satiny texture.
Item #
GRP40339
Rating:
84% of 100

Initially a dull brown, purpleheart takes on the brilliant royal hue that it's famous for shortly after the wood is cut. Only the heartwood is purple; the sapwood is creamy, pinkish cinnamon. These blanks are almost entirely heartwood, and are dimensioned for a variety of spindle turnings. They can also be resawn into blanks for pens, knife scales, bottle stoppers and much more.

(1) Purpleheart Turning Blank
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Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • Species: Purpleheart
  • Length: 12''
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I actually bought these to make chisel Hammers and not as turning blanks. They turned out awesome! Will buy from Rocklers wood catalog again.
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April 21, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Purpleheart Pizza Cutter Handle
I bought the purpleheart for the handle on a Rockler pizza cutter. The purpleheart turned easily and made a great looking handle! The price was very reasonable and shipping was fast! Thank you!
New Rockler pizza cutter with purpleheart handle.
New Rockler pizza cutter with purpleheart handle.
February 8, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent choice
I cut a 1/4" strip for a contrast wood in the grip of a longbow that I was making for my grandson. It really added to the beauty.
August 1, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very colorful
Awesome looking wood
May 10, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
coated in wax
beware, these are coated on all sides with wax. strangely, the other turning blank species I ordered where not. Very thick coating, hard to remove.
April 13, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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For the color
chris t on Jul 16, 2018
Never seen before. Use for tapered dovetail spline box corner inserts.
Stephen C on Jan 21, 2018
For the color
chris t on Jul 16, 2018
Love the color and the workability.
Kelly S on Feb 8, 2018
Never seen before. Use for tapered dovetail spline box corner inserts.
Stephen C on Jan 21, 2018
just getting some wood
Robert R on Dec 27, 2017
Makes incredible pens, color and grain are outstanding.
Gary L on Dec 21, 2017
making Christmas ornaments
John P. J on Nov 5, 2017
Love the color of purpleheart and want to make a back scratcher out of it.
Willie G on Oct 27, 2017
never used it and want to try
Robert S on Oct 16, 2017
For a gift turning.
Michael B on Oct 5, 2017
To get to $35.00
Lee A on Aug 25, 2017
to make scakes for bar tender opener
Allen Y on Aug 6, 2017
I wanted a contrast piece for a riser on a longbow that I am making for my grandson.
Larry R on Jul 10, 2017
I'm making a hidden tang knife, this seemed item seemed about the right size and provides plenty of buffer on all dimensions.
Ryan L on Apr 16, 2017
trivets
Randy K on Jan 30, 2017
Hard to find color and quality
Stephen T on Nov 25, 2016
Love the color and the workability.
Kelly S on Feb 8, 2018
just getting some wood
Robert R on Dec 27, 2017
I'm new to the turning blanks and I'm certainly not using it correctly... I'm ripping them down for stock for solid chess pieces. But it came with a wax film all over it: do I plane it off or would that jam up my planer exhaust?
John F on Feb 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use a paint scrapper to remove as much was as possible. I would recommend a planer or sanding. What does not come off with a scraper will come off as you begin to round your pieces.
Is this wood stabalized with a resin?
Kirk c on Jun 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It does not appear to be. It is sealed with wax.
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