Chakte Viga Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

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Chakte Viga Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

$16.00 ea.

1-4 $16.00 ea.
5+ $14.40 ea. (10% off)
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Chakte Viga Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

These turning squares are cut from premium kiln dried lumber. They're ready to be turned into furniture spindles, table legs, small accessories (letter openers, utensils, etc), and other fine woodworking projects.
 
Why Choose Chakte Viga?

Nice orange color that deepens with age and exposure. Moderately hard but a joy to work despite a slight odor when working. Similar to Birch in hardness, workability, and texture.

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

About Chakte Viga (Caesalpinia platyloba)

Weight

5.41

lbs /Bd. Ft.
51.12% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2750

Janka Rating
113.18% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.82

Specific Gravity
28.12% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

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

Nice orange color that deepens with age and exposure. Moderately hard but a joy to work despite a slight odor when working. Similar to Birch in hardness, workability, and texture.

color of Chakte Viga
Color Range
Bright orange to deep russett
other names for Chakte Viga
Other Names
Paela, Fernambuco, Orangeheart, Orange Heart
uses for Chakte Viga
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, inlay, cutting boards, flooring, turnings, small parts, knife handles, segmented turnings, picture frames
More Chakte Viga!
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Customer Ratings & Reviews

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5 (1)
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5.0
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4 (0)
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Would recommend this product?
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1 Total Reviews
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March 5, 2011
5 out of 5
Turnin Chakte Viga
Review by  H. David Horttor from newberg, OR USA
I found this wood to be nice to turn. It needed very little sanding & polishing to have a rich looking sheen.
Recommended
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