Sapele Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

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Sapele Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

$9.00 ea.

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Sapele Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" 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 Sapele?

Gorgeous mahogany look-alike with a slightly finer texture than Honduras Mahogany, and a typically interlocked grain. Sapele is also a lustrous wood that works fairly well in all operations - planing, sawing, routing, sanding, etc.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1-3/4"
Width 1-3/4"
Length 18"
Grade Kiln dried, clear.
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

About Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)

Weight

3.5

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-2.23% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1510

Janka Rating
17.05% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.62

Specific Gravity
-3.13% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Sapele tree grows
Sapele is an exotic wood from Africa

Gorgeous mahogany look-alike with a slightly finer texture than Honduras Mahogany, and a typically interlocked grain. Sapele is also a lustrous wood that works fairly well in all operations - planing, sawing, routing, sanding, etc.

color of Sapele
Color Range
Dark red brown, very similar to mahogany
the Sapele tree
What's The Tree Like?
May reach a height of 150-200 feet; bole straight and cylindrical, clear to 100 feet; trunk diameters to 6' over broad, low buttresses, sometimes not buttressed.
other names for Sapele
Other Names
Aboudikroe, Penkwa, Assi, Sapele, Assie sapelli, Sapele mahogany, Lifari, Sapeli, Sapale, Sapelle
uses for Sapele
Some Typical Uses
Boat building, Decorative veneer, flooring, furniture, joinery, Canoes, Chairs, Chests, Concealed parts (Furniture), Desks, Dining-room furniture, Excelsior, Figured veneer, kitchen cabinets, musical instruments, Tables, Veneer

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December 9, 2010
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Nice quality Sapele turning squares
Review by  DB from Chico, CA
Nice quality Sapele turning squares from Woodworkers Source. The Sapele had a nice grain, great color and finished perfectly. Turns and machines very well and smells nice too! Thanks WWS!
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