African Blackwood Clarinet Bell Dalbergia Melanoxylon

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Yandles African Blackwood Clarinet Bell Dalbergia Melanoxylon

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Note: Currently not available for delivery to Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Far Off Shore, Guernsey/Jersey, EU-2, Ireland, EU-3 and EU-4.

£6.50 inc VAT

Product Description

African Blackwood Blanks ( reject Clarinet Bells ) - Scientific Name: Dalbergia melanoxylon Often completely black, with little or no discernible grain. Occasionally slightly lighter, with a dark brown or purplish hue.  The pale yellow sapwood is usually very thin, and is clearly demarcated from the darker heartwood. African Blackwood has a  fine, even texture, with small pores that should not require filling; the grain is typically straight. African Blackwood is most often used in turned objects, where it is considered to be among the very finest of all turning woods—capable of holding intricate details.

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"Very good quality delivered quickly and were well packed "
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"I have had several deliveries of Blackwood from your firm. They have all been of very good quality and reasonably priced "
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"Excellent service well packed and arrived very quickly thank you very much will be ordering again."
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"Excellent service ans well packed thank you very much you dealt with me in a very efficient way and I am grateful Terry G"
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"Incredible value for money!!! My piece was at least 3” thick at the base. Perfect for what I needed!! As a 3” thick bit of african blackwood would set you back a heck of a lot more!!"
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"very sad, your advert for clarinet bell blanks shows full size clarinet blanks, but you sent me half the size blanks amongst them, their was no mention of assorted blanks."
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Very difficult to work with hand or machine tools, with an extreme blunting effect on cutters.  Capable of holding intricate details, and is reported to hold screw threads nearly as well as metal

Timber Sizing Guidelines

Please note the sizes displayed are approx. Due to timber coming from all over the world starting thicknesses vary up to 1/4 Inch depending on the origin. We use the umbrella guides of 1inch,1.5, 2, 3 & 4inch, but please be aware that all planks are planed one face to highlight the grain and to allow us to see faults which can result in under thickness. This can result in planks being under the thickness depending on the starting thickness. For example, Oak 2 inch is normally 2.1/8th before we plane which allows 2 inch thickness after we plane and 2x2 spindles or blanks. Native Ash is often 17/8th to 2 inch after drying and before we plane. This can plane to 1.75 inch and result in 1.75 inch x2 inch spindles. Whilst we always try and maintain the thickest board possible, sometimes it can be under-size. If you require a finished size of 2x2 we recommend purchasing a larger blank such as 3x3 & machining this back yourself. If you require sawn spindles or blanks please state in the comments section of the order and we can cut to order in our sawmill. Please note this service can take up to 10 working days.
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