Materials Used in Ornamental Turning
Purpleheart
Purpleheart

Purpleheart

Ornamentally Turned Objects

This is a good wood for ornamental turning, but I found it a bit "stringy".

It is not as hard as other woods (Janka hardness = 11,190 N), but it does hold shapes very well and the ornamental turning cuts show well.

Ornamental Turning Notes

Nothing of note in particular for this wood.

Finishing

For larger pieces where this is not simply an embellishing color, finishing this may be necessary to bring out the beauty of the wood. Without a finish, it may look a bit dry. I use Tried & True’s Original Wood Finish.

Other

More information is in The Wood Database.


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