Wenge

A somewhat splintery, hard, porous African hardwood. It is fairly straight grained with a coarse texture. Dark brown to black with fine black veining. Wenge works fairly well with machine tools and with moderate blunting effect on cutters. The wood is popular in segmented woodturning because of its dimensional stability and color contrast when mixed with lighter woods such as Maple. Open grain.


8/4 kiln dried Wenge. Surfaced on bothsides to 1 3/4″. Random widths and 8′ lengths. I don’t mind cutting a piece off. I’ll get some pictures up soon.

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