You are purchasing a piece of Spalted Beech - this size in particular is perfect for using to turn the hanging ornaments/baubles I have enjoyed turning and demonstrating for the past few years. It can also be cut down for using as pen blanks.
The grain of Spalted Beech is beautiful, with many subtle colours running through it and striking black lines of spalting (caused by a fungus attacking the wood). It is a lovely timber to turn due to the grain being very close and it being easy to work with, BUT you MUST make sure you wear good respiratory PPE as the fungus spores which create the spalting can be a health risk to your lungs if you don't wear anything.
The timber has been dried and planed on each face down to 2 inches square - there may be a slight amount of tolerance, but this would be minimal and very unusual for the pieces to be less than 2 inches square.
The timber your will receive will be very similar but not exactly the same piece as shown in the photograph (every single piece of timber is unique and would take far too much time to photograph individually for resale).
The kit includes:
1 × 2" x 2" x 9" Spalted Beech spindle blank
I quality check every piece of timber prior to posting, and therefore there are a few considerations I would like to bring to your attention:
- Timber is a NATURAL product which can have cracks and inclusions hidden within the grain and within the wood itself which I cannot be held responsible for
- Wood can warp and crack if stored incorrectly - again I cannot be held responsible if your timber moves and/or cracks prior to you turning it OR AFTER you have turned and finished it
- If your timber is cracked ON ARRIVAL, please contact me within 24 HOURS with photographs to see if something can be sorted out
Standard postage is £3.75 second class via Royal Mail.
Emma - The Tiny Turner
2" x 2" x 9" Spalted Beech Spindle Blank
The package includes:
1 × 2" x 2" x 9" Beech spindle blank