Our bowl blanks are cut directly from the kiln-dried boards we receive from our supplier. The thickness of these boards can vary slightly due to natural variations in the wood and the drying process.
The thickness advertised is a nominal size and the actual thickness can vary by up to +/- 3mm. In most cases the actual thickness will be within 1mm of the advertised size.
Padauk Bowl Blanks
When freshly cut Padauk is a very bright orangey red with dark streaks that will fade to a purplish-brown when exposed to light. The sapwood is pale cream and often included in turnings for extra interest.