Chechem Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

Chechem 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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Chechem 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 Chechem?

A remarkably pretty wood with lots of variation and character. Texture is fine and uniform, pores barely visible; grain often interlocked. The wood works with some difficulty due to its hardness and density, and sharp tools must be used. Easy to finish and takes an excellent polish.

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

About Chechem (Metopium browneii)

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Weight

4.75

lbs /Bd. Ft.
32.68% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2200

Janka Rating
70.54% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.74

Specific Gravity
15.62% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

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

A remarkably pretty wood with lots of variation and character. Texture is fine and uniform, pores barely visible; grain often interlocked. The wood works with some difficulty due to its hardness and density, and sharp tools must be used. Easy to finish and takes an excellent polish.

color of Chechem
Color Range
Dark reddish brown to golden brown or tan with lots of variation and alternating color.
the Chechem tree
What's The Tree Like?
Medium trees reaching up to 50 feet in height with a diameter of 18-24". Sap is said to be caustic and should be avoided, but the wood is not poisonous
other names for Chechem
Other Names
Black poisonwood, Caribbean Rosewood, Chechem, Chechem negro, Chechen, Poisontree, Rosewood
uses for Chechem
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, flooring, turnery, accessories, musical instruments, small parts, cutting boards, picture frames, jewelry boxes
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August 14th, 2020
Drew
Western Colorado
Awesome Color!
I bought this blank and turned it into a custom mini ax (3 lbs head, short handle...so not quite a hatchet). It was easy to profile and finish. The color is stunning!
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