Sapele West African (Entandrophragma cylindricum) Kiln Dried Woodturning Blanks

Yandles Sapele West African (Entandrophragma cylindricum) Kiln Dried Woodturning Blanks

Sapele West African (Entandrophragma cylindricum) Kiln Dried Woodturning Blanks

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Product Description

Heartwood is a golden to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Besides the common ribbon pattern seen on quartersawn boards, Sapele is also known for a wide variety of  other figured grain patterns, such as: pommele, quilted, mottled, wavy, beeswing, and fiddleback.

Grain is interlocked, and sometimes wavy. Fine uniform texture and good natural luster.

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"The wood was waxed on both ends and was great for the job intended. I wish I could say the same for the delivery. Instead of being next day it was next week. Love your products catalogue."
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"Great service and wood blanks exactly as ordered. Wood turned into a lovely gift!"
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"two blanks great price great blanks easy to work great results"
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"Top quality wood again, and quick delivery, many thanks."
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"Excellent"
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"Very pleased with both the service and the items. Just what I required and will order again. Thanks"
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Workability

Sapele can be troublesome to work in some machining  operations, (i.e., planing, routing, etc.), resulting in tearout due to its interlocked grain. It will also react when put into direct contact with iron, becoming discolored and stained. Sapele has a slight blunting effect on cutters, but it turns, glues, and finishes well.

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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