Materials Used in Ornamental Turning

Bloodwood, African

Patagonian Bloodwood

Ornamentally Turned Objects

This is an excellent wood for ornamental turning.

It is a very hard woods (Janka hardness = 12,990 N), and it to holds shapes very well and the ornamental turning cuts show well.

Some turners don't like the very prominent pores in the wood.

It has reasonable availability, and is not overly costly.

Ornamental Turning Notes

Nothing of note in particular for this wood.


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.


More information is in The Wood Database.

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