Goncalo Alves (Plain) Turning Squares: 1.5" x 1.5" x 30"

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Goncalo Alves (Plain) Turning Squares: 1.5" x 1.5" x 30"

$12.00 ea.

1-4 $12.00 ea.
5+ $10.80 ea. (10% off)
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Goncalo Alves (Plain) Turning Squares: 1.5" x 1.5" x 30"

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.

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About Goncalo Alves (Astronium fraxinifolium)

Weight

6.42

lbs /Bd. Ft.
79.33% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2250

Janka Rating
74.42% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.91

Specific Gravity
42.19% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

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

Hard and heavy, of course. The fine texture and takes a glass-like finish, and is celebrated for it. While it's difficult to work due to tension in the wood, Goncalo Alves makes a fine lathe wood in addition to being quite durable and weather resistant. Tables and larger projects always look impressive when made from Goncalo.

color of Goncalo Alves
Color Range
Light butterscotch brown to reddish brown with blackish brown streaks.
the Goncalo Alves tree
What's The Tree Like?
Grows to a height of 100 feet with a long straight trunk about 36" in diameter.
other names for Goncalo Alves
Other Names
Bois de zebra, Bossona, Bototo, Coubaril, Gateado, Gomavel, Goncalo alves, Guarabu bata, Guarabu, encirado, Guarabu rajado, Gusanero, Jejuira, Kingwood, Locustwood, Muiracatiara, Mura, Muira, Muiraquatiara, Mura, Rajado branco, Red astronium, Robel gatea, Tigerwood
uses for Goncalo Alves
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, flooring, tool handles, bowls, desks, marine construction, small accessories.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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5.0
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1 (0)
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2 Total Reviews
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May 21, 2014
5 out of 5
Goncalo Alves (Plain) Turning Squares
Review by  Ellery Becnel from Hammond, Loyisiana USA
Excellent quality, straight grained, no knots or defects. I will Be using these to make end grain cutting boards. I have purchased Black Walnut, and Hard Maple from Woodworkers Source and by far it has been the best quality that I have purchased. I have over 16 different hardwood species that I have purchased from many venders.Woodworkers Source has the best quality every time.
Recommended
December 14, 2012
5 out of 5
as advertised
Review by  Neil from Pensacola, Fl USA
Always had been curious about this wood species but had not actually seen any. This batch was advertised as plain and that was certainly accurate. The wood was pale reddish brown in color and no visual grain features other than being fine grained. It turns beautifully and takes a fine polish. I purchased it for purpose of making some coffee scoops and when paired with a wood with more pizazz meets my purpose admirably. I think I will see how it holds chatterwork in making bottle stoppers.
Recommended
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