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.
Purpleheart bowl blanks cut from kiln-dried stock.
When fresh cut the colour is bright purple darkening to a deep purple brown in time. It is typically used for fine furniture, turning, inlay and veneer. Purpleheart turns well and will take a good finish.
Every bowl blank has a small dimple in the centre on one face taking away any guess work when preparing for the lathe. All our bowl blanks are supplied sawn with the edge sealed with hot wax to reduce the chance of the wood absorbing moisture if stored in damp conditions.