Purpleheart (Peltogyne Venusa Brazil) Woodturning Blanks

Yandles Purpleheart (Peltogyne Venusa Brazil) Woodturning Blanks

Yandles Timber

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Product Description

Purpleheart (Peltogyne Venusa Brazil) Woodturning Blanks

When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a  dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. This color-shift can be slowed and minimized by using a UV inhibiting finish on the wood

The grain is usually straight, but can also be wavy or irregular. Has a medium texture with good natural luster.

Customer Reviews

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"Great service, fantastic choice of blanks. Prompt delivery. The Purple Heart that I ordered was top quality. I am fairly new to wood turning and was very pleased to find Yandles. Many thanks."
Star Rating 5
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"Beautiful wood for exceptional bowls"
Star Rating 5
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"Lovely wood, but hard to work with, it’s hard to cut on a table saw, my saw even tripped out, the thicknesser doesn’t like it much either, but it turns really well and I have made a beautiful segmented bowl with It. And just finished a chopping board with it too, I would still recommend trying it. "
Star Rating 4
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"Great wood i love turning it. Now turned 5 bowls using purpleheart as i love the colour and weight of it. Also very fast delivery. 5*"
Star Rating 5


Working with Purpleheart can present some unique challenges: if the wood is heated with dull tools, or if cutter speeds are too high, Purpleheart will exude a gummy resin that can clog tools and complicate the machining process. Depending on the grain orientation, can be difficult to plane without tearout. Purpleheart also has a moderate dulling effect on cutters.

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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