Genuine Mahogany Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18''

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Genuine Mahogany Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18''
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Genuine Mahogany 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.

About Genuine Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)

Weight

2.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-27.93% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

801

Janka Rating
-37.91% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.59

Specific Gravity
-7.81% 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 Genuine Mahogany tree grows
Genuine Mahogany is an exotic wood from Latin America & Fiji

Ranks among the finest cabinet woods. Exceptionally stable and clear with a natural luster. Moderately coarse texture. Requires filling to achieve a class smooth surface but accepts virtually all finishes with ease. Widely praised for its response to hand tools, power tools, and all woodworking procedures.

color of Genuine Mahogany
Color Range
Yellowish brown to reddish or orange brown.
the Genuine Mahogany tree
What's The Tree Like?
A massive tree with a beautiful canopy, this tree grows to over 150 feet with trunk diameter over 72" above large buttresses.
other names for Genuine Mahogany
Other Names
Acajou, Acajou Amerique, Aguano, Belize mahogany, Big leafed mahogany, Bigleaf mahogany, Caguano, Cao, Caoba, Caoba de Atlantico, Caobilla, Chiculte, Cobano, Gateado, Honduras mahogany, Mahogany, Mara
uses for Genuine Mahogany
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, guitars and other musical instruments, interiors, boat building, pattern making, trim, entry doors, stairs.
More Genuine Mahogany!
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our article if you want the full explanation.

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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4.6
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5 (6)
4 (0)
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1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
85.7%
4.6
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5 (6)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
85.7%
7 Total Reviews
February 1, 2012
5 out of 5
Well-selected, packed, and delivered
Review by  MH from Castle Valley, UT USA
These pieces are being used to reinforce the chair legs of a 40-year-old dining room set that originated in San Salvador, Central America. The wood is an excellent match for the chairs and I was very pleased with the care that was taken in selecting the wood and the promptness with which it was delivered.
Recommended
January 11, 2012
5 out of 5
First time customer.
Review by  Bill from Port Angeles, WA
Excellent quality product, rapidly delivered. I'll be back.
Recommended
December 29, 2011
2 out of 5
Mahogany turning squares; I'll try again
Review by  Bob Manning from Davidson, NC USA
These squares were to be used as legs for a coffee table. But both pieces showed a lot of sapwood; one is unusable for this project, and the other only marginally so.
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Woodworkers Source Responds

Sapwood? In mahogany? That's unusual. If you can send us a picture, we'd like to see and send you replacements. orders@woodworkerssource.com
July 21, 2011
5 out of 5
turning square
Review by  jp from whittier, ca usa
good product and service
Recommended
February 2, 2011
5 out of 5
SUPERB
Review by  CM from , LA
Shipping was excellent. The wood quality and cut were even better. I'd recommend any day.
Recommended
November 10, 2010
5 out of 5
Perfect in every way!
Review by  KSS from white plains, ny usa
Everything was great. I didn't use it for turning--I'm into carving, and it suited my needs perfectly. To everyone out there--You don't need to have a lathe to have fun with this stuff. I rubber her down with some tongue oil to finish and she's a beaut!! No cracks, no knots, and no complaints. You will be hearing from me soon. If you're curious I used the wood for a cheek rest on my gun stock--sweet!
Recommended
7 Total Reviews
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