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Walnut Claro Turning Blank, 4x4x4
Walnut Claro Turning Blank, 4x4x4 Item #: 20433
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$12.99
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Walnut Claro Turning Blank, 5x5x2
Walnut Claro Turning Blank, 5x5x2 Item #: 28880
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$12.99
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Walnut Claro Turning Blank, 6x6x3
Walnut Claro Turning Blank, 6x6x3 Item #: 29758
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$24.99
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Walnut Claro Turning Blank, 8x8x3
Walnut Claro Turning Blank, 8x8x3 Item #: 20028
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$39.99
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Walnut Claro Turning Blanks

Item #
GRP31036
Rating:
62% of 100

Turn your next project using walnut claro! Also called California black walnut, walnut claro is a true member of the walnut family with more color, grain accent, and overall beauty than most other walnuts, and prized for its beauty. Figured pieces and crotches are especially prized for high-end gun stocks because of the beauty of the wood combined with an exceptionally high ability to withstand recoil shock.This walnut claro bowl blank is more likely to have interlocked grain than normal American black walnut, and thus more likely to have curly figure, but even pieces without curly figure can be quite striking because of the color and grain patterns.


Features:
  • Also called California black walnut
  • Walnut claro is a true member of the walnut family with more color, grain accent, and overall beauty than most other walnuts
  • Figured pieces and crotches are especially prized for high-end gun stocks because of the beauty of the wood combined with an exceptionally high ability to withstand recoil shock
  • More likely to have interlocked grain than normal American black walnut
  • More likely to have curly figure, but even pieces without curly figure can be quite striking because of the color and grain patterns
  • (1) Walnut Claro Turning Blank
    More Information
    Weight 1.0000
    Length 4", 5", 6", 8"
    Width 4", 5", 6", 8"
    Thickness 2", 3", 4"
    Blank Type Wood
    Species Walnut Claro
    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.
    3.1 / 5.0
    20 Reviews
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    Nice wood
    Very nice looking wood, usually pretty wet. Great with a micro mesh finish, wax coating and tung oil
    July 13, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Great Piece of wood with Varies in Color
    Looks great in any kitchen.
    Pestle & Mortar
    Pestle & Mortar
    Salt Cellar with Pivoting Lid
    May 22, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
    very pretty wood
    September 17, 2016
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Easy to turn
    I turned the block into a simple valet bowl for my son-in-law in a matter of minutes. The wood has such a nice grain and figure to it. The speckles in the wood add a nice rich look to the project.
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    March 17, 2016
    Purchased
    over 4 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Excellent Stock
    Used this stock on a Bridgeport mill to make a couple small pen stands. The wood cut like butter, sanded well, and easily absorbed a nice stain. If you're looking for quality stock on your woodworking projects, I believe I made a good choice for mine.
    January 28, 2016
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
    Great grain easy to tun
    December 27, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Beautiful figures
    I did get one or two small seasoning cracks as I turned.
    June 5, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Easy Turning
    Walnut Claro is easy, smoothing turning. My skew just loved it. Nice, smooth curls.
    February 6, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    a good value
    I'd go 5 stars, but some of the blanks were very wet and punky (soft) in places. Still a fair price.
    January 4, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
    Walnut turning block
    A stable piece with good appearance in final product.
    June 8, 2015
    Purchased
    over 4 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    I wanted to make a walnut bowl
    Pete P on Jul 17, 2018
    Would like to try one
    Dave the plumber on Apr 2, 2018
    I wanted to make a walnut bowl
    Pete P on Jul 17, 2018
    Turning stock
    Joe on May 17, 2018
    Would like to try one
    Dave the plumber on Apr 2, 2018
    Contrast wood of choice for maple
    Mike W on Feb 23, 2018
    I make bowls as gifts to family members
    MELVINDAVIS on Dec 3, 2017
    the least rot resistant
    ELIZABETH G on Dec 1, 2017
    Gift for my Father for Christmas
    Mary M on Nov 28, 2017
    Needed big block of walnut 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
    I have recently received a lathe (metal) and have modified it for wood-turning. I have dabbled in goblet turning and would like to try turning a coffee mug.
    Kenneth N on Nov 10, 2017
    I choose this for making a wooden hammer head
    Zachary M on Oct 11, 2017
    Grain and color
    Corbin P on Sep 7, 2017
    Just to try the product, not having to glue up
    Robert Bardin on May 15, 2017
    beautiful turnings
    Ronald B on Feb 25, 2017
    Pedistals for family cremation urns.
    William G on Jan 22, 2017
    carving an Eagle Head
    ROGER S on Jan 15, 2017
    fun work!
    Kenneth M on Dec 26, 2016
    dry and clear bowl blank
    Mike S on May 28, 2016
    I don't know just crazy I guess.
    Bruce A on Jan 31, 2016
    Because it is pretty
    Austin M on Dec 13, 2015
    figured grain, color
    Richard B on Nov 21, 2015
    To make calls all wood we buy we use to make wildlife calls.
    Jim D on Nov 21, 2015
    Meets minimum design requirements for project dimensions, and is of acceptable material.
    Ben C on Nov 11, 2015
    Needed a base for a segmented bowl I'm making from maple and walnut
    I M on Nov 1, 2015
    Walnut Claro sounds like the material I am looking for to make a shift knob for my car. Its a small project I am going to enjoy. Great price.
    Eric M on Sep 30, 2015
    Cool looking wood
    Raymond S on Aug 13, 2015
    Making a Mortor & Pestal. Walnut is a good wood for food safe applications especially when a turner uses a walnut oil to finish the walnut wood.
    W K on Aug 2, 2015
    to make beautiful bandsaw boxes. shipping price very, very good! with that shipping price i will surely buy again and again. Thank you.
    frank n on Apr 29, 2015
    Turning stock
    Joe on May 17, 2018
    Contrast wood of choice for maple
    Mike W on Feb 23, 2018
    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.
    how do I get the wax off?? what do I use to get the wax off?? why is this not in the description that the wood is still wet ??/
    mtdogman on Oct 29, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I wish I knew a easy way I don’t, that being said I start by scraping off as much wax with out damaging the wood then I sand the rest !
    Can I get larger blanks?
    Garyb on Jul 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hard to say. Check with Rockler. There are other wood suppliers of both domestic and exotic wood that are on the Internet. Google it.
    why was moisture content in walnut turning stock was over 50% ?
    A shopper on Jul 14, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: THe walnut was covered with wax so thick the mosture could not get out. We cut it and let set for about six months
    I started turning a bowl from this blank (8x8x3) but could not get it balanced. I cut it close to perfectly round with the bandsaw before putting on the lathe. After cutting down a bit and looking more closely, I noticed 2/3 was wet and 1/3 was dry so wet portion is much heavier than the dry portion. This is causing extreme vibration on my lathe. I assume I just need to let it dry a bit to help balance the weight. Any other suggestions? Is this something to expect?
    Tom T on Apr 17, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: experienced the same issue with the block I purchased. However instead of setting it aside to dry, you can shift the tailstock side or even the headstock side once mounted on the lathe. You usually do not have to shift it much and you do not have to shift both ends together. Just begin shifting one end or the other until you have it balanced. You will then have to face the tailstock side and the face once you have it in balance. Hope this helps.

    Rodney