Purple Heart Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

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4.2
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5 (3)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
80%
Purple Heart Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

$12.00 ea.

1-4 $12.00 ea.
5+ $10.80 ea. (10% off)
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Purple Heart 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 Purple Heart (Peltogyne spp)

Weight

5.02

lbs /Bd. Ft.
40.22% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2390

Janka Rating
85.27% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.79

Specific Gravity
23.44% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

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

Grain usually straight often with a fine curly figure. Fine texture. Moderately hard to work but takes a glossy, lustrous finish. Lacquer finish will best preserve the color. Also called Amaranth or purpleheart.

color of Purple Heart
Color Range
Dull gray brown when freshly cut but soon oxidizing to a violet purple.
the Purple Heart tree
What's The Tree Like?
A tall tree 120 feet or more, producing a long, straight trunk about 36 inches in diameter.
other names for Purple Heart
Other Names
Purpleheart, Amarante, Amaranth, Guarab, Koroboreli, Morado, Nazareno, Palo morado, Pau roxo, Pelo morado, Purperhard, Saka, Sakavalli, Tananeo, Violetwood
uses for Purple Heart
Some Typical Uses
Industrial construction, flooring, tool handles, accessories, furniture, cutting boards, musical instruments, picture frames, jewelry, jewelry boxes

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.2
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
80%
4.2
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
80%
5 Total Reviews
  • 1
December 22, 2017
2 out of 5
Disappointed
Review by  RT from Chicago, IL
I ordered several pieces of wood, including 2 or 3 purpleheart turning squares. One arrived all chewed up and split. (One piece of maple was split but I could work around it.) I immediately contacted the seller and they send me a replacement piece. The replacement piece was badly burnt and "diveted" on two sides. I wrote the seller, saying don't bother sending me a replacement, but that I was very disappointed. You would think that when they were trying to do it right, at least then they'd get it right. So, I'm still looking for a place I can rely on. Woodworkers Source is not that place.
Verified Buyer
September 19, 2017
5 out of 5
DYI
Review by  Rhymon from United States
My first order for exotic wood
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 8, 2017
5 out of 5
Purple Heart
Review by  Anonymous 
Beautiful piece of wood!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 13, 2017
4 out of 5
hand crafted letter openers
Review by  Dano from Masachusetts
The material is as beautiful as in the advertised picture. the wood quality was excellent. I found the wood workable for what I was doing. The only issue I had was the grain or, actually the wood between the grains. Porosity worked against the overall finish of the final product. Also some of the fine detail on the image we were engraving broke away, not totally the fault of the wood. Just needed to be a very fine image. I did use heat to enhance the purple effect, something I had read on line. The wood was used for letter openers. I previously used Rosewood from Brazil with nicer results.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
February 7, 2014
5 out of 5
Purple Heart
Review by  JJ Van Parys from Flagstaff, AZ US
This is a beautiful wood, I've used it for cutting boards and some small furniture. dont' worry about the slight dullness when cut or sanded it finishes real nice
Recommended
5 Total Reviews
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