Sycamore (Acer Pseudoplatanus UK) Air Dried Woodturning Blanks

Yandles Sycamore (Acer Pseudoplatanus UK) Air Dried Woodturning Blanks

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Similar to maple, the wood of Sycamore trees is predominantly comprised of the sapwood, with some darker heartwood streaks also found in most boards. (Though it is not uncommon to also see entire boards of heartwood too.) The sapwood is white to light tan, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown. Sycamore also has very distinct ray flecks present on quartersawn surfaces—giving it a freckled appearance—a

Customer Reviews

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"Excellent blank with good grain."
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"Good blank, turned well , you could tell the difference air dried timber makes."
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"Great"
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"OK Had to wait longer than I wanted."
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"great wood with a fantastic graining"
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"Blanks ordered and arrived promptly, in good order, and are now coverted into (a) a clock base (b) a small dish. Once again, great service."
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"Good quality wood blanks. Will buy again from this vendor."
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"Good quality spindle blank, no splits or blemishes."
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"Blanks were of good quality, no problems."
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"Despite a delay in dispatching the two blanks they where as described and a good quality. The package arrived well packed and with an additional blank of Padauk for the delay. Its hard to find good service like this today. I will definitely be dealing with Yandles again."
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"Good service 2 bits missing rectified within 1 call no problem will use again"
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"excellent quality at a good price I will use them again"
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"just what I wanted and arrived punctually"
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"An excellent product, received in a reasonable time. I will certainly order from Yandle's again in future, and maybe call in sometime when I visit to research my family history in Stoke sub Hamdon."
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Workability

Overall, Sycamore works easily with both hand and machine tools, though the interlocked grain can be troublesome in surfacing and machining operations at times. Sycamore 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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