Black Palm Turning Squares: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18"

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Black Palm Turning Squares: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18"

$16.00 ea.

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

Why Choose Black Palm?

Has a medium texture, but it is not uniform. The woody material comes from the outer layer of the tree, rendering the pieces usually rather small. It's prone to splintering when working with the material, so use caution.

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.
What Size Is This?
Thickness 1-1/2"
Width 1-1/2"
Length 18"
Grade Air dried, coated in wax
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

About Black Palm (Borassus flabellifer)

Weight

5.08

lbs /Bd. Ft.
41.90% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2020

Janka Rating
56.59% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.97

Specific Gravity
51.56% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 9/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Coarse 8/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 7/10
Red Oak

map of where Black Palm tree grows
Black Palm is an exotic wood from Southeast Asia

Has a medium texture, but it is not uniform. The woody material comes from the outer layer of the tree, rendering the pieces usually rather small. It's prone to splintering when working with the material, so use caution.

color of Black Palm
Color Range
Black and cream or white, typically in a unique interlocked pattern that's visually reminiscent to television static
the Black Palm tree
What's The Tree Like?
A tall, narrow tree commonly thought of as a coconut tree. Can be up to 100 feet tall, but just 2' feet in diameter. Black palm trees are just about the opposite of hardwood trees. It's a monocotyledon without growth rings, and the center of the tree is soft, punky and watery. The woody material is actually extracted from the outer layer of the tree.
other names for Black Palm
Other Names
Black Palm, Palmyra Palm, coconut
uses for Black Palm
Some Typical Uses
Musical instruments, decorative turnings, handles, inlay
More Black Palm!
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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5 (1)
4 (0)
3 (0)
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1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
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3.0
out of 5
5 (1)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
50%
2 Total Reviews
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January 4, 2019
5 out of 5
Awesome pattern
Review by  Anonymous 
So i bought a chunk and let me tell you what, its a hard wood to work with. Gotta turn it at a low speed and slowly chip away at it. Not sure why that guy gave it one star maybe he didnt know how to work with it but who knows. Very cool grain, by far this is my favorite kind of wood now. It smells like dirt when turning. If this had place where you can put pictures i would include to show how awesome the grain is. I would recommend it for people that will work slow with it, if you want something fast get purple heart or pine. Want something sweet looking and takes time get black palm. But have to chip slow and not dive in, took me about 45 minutes to chip away and another 15-20 minutes to sand but i have OCD.
Recommended
December 20, 2018
1 out of 5
no good
Review by  matt from
It arrived in good shape but is very hard to turn. I tried several tools and speeds and it chips out beyond repair. Don't waster your money.
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