Purpleheart (Peltogyne Venusa Brazil) Woodturning Blanks

Yandles Purpleheart (Peltogyne Venusa Brazil) Woodturning Blanks

Purpleheart (Peltogyne Venusa Brazil) Woodturning Blanks

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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.

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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*"
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Workability

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.

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