Chakte Kok (Red Heart) Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

Chakte Kok (Red Heart) Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

$10.00 ea.

1-4 $10.00 ea.
5+ $9.00 ea. (10% off)
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Chakte Kok (Red Heart) Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

Get ready to work with the finest wood squares you've ever seen, they're ready to be turned into whatever you can imagine, such as furniture parts, table legs, small accessories, handles, artwork and other fine woodworking projects.
Why Choose Chakte Kok?

The wood and bark will produce a red dye. This wood is so unique it is difficult to make a comparison. The vivid red color will oxidize to a tan or brown color when exposed to light; with an oil or lacquer finish, the color darkens. Though moderately soft with a low density, the wood contains a lot of tension and is prone to twisting.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 2"
Width 2"
Length 18"
Grade Air dried and end-waxed
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

About Chakte Kok (Sickingia salvadorensis)

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Weight

3.33

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-6.98% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1020

Janka Rating
-20.93% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.68

Specific Gravity
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Chakte Kok tree grows
Chakte Kok is an exotic wood from Latin America

The wood and bark will produce a red dye. This wood is so unique it is difficult to make a comparison. The vivid red color will oxidize to a tan or brown color when exposed to light; with an oil or lacquer finish, the color darkens. Though moderately soft with a low density, the wood contains a lot of tension and is prone to twisting.

color of Chakte Kok
Color Range
Color varies from bright red to pink or violet with dark streaks.
the Chakte Kok tree
What's The Tree Like?
Small to medium, reaching up to 65 feet in height with a trunk diameter of 15-20".
other names for Chakte Kok
Other Names
Acajou de Cuba, Acajou de St. Domingue, Aguano, Caoba, Caoba de Santo Domingo, Caoba dominicana, Caobilla, Chiculte, Cobano, Cuban mahogany, Dominican mahogany, Gateado, Jamaica mahogany, Madiera, Mahog, Mahogany, Mongo, Red Heart, Redheart
uses for Chakte Kok
Some Typical Uses
Turning, boxes, inlay, trim, and accessories.
2 Reviews
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5
October 30th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Bruce
Washington
multiple projects use
Great color. To be used in Segmented turnings
5
January 18th, 2013
Roy
MISSION HILLS California United States
Chakte Kok
It looks very good, I have plans for this wood, but not immediately. It may make good pistol grips for slab sided (1911) type pistols. I like walnut for that.
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