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Chamfuta Bowl and Spindle Blanks

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Afzelia quanzensis

Brand:  Dalmann

Dalmann

Ethically sourced exotic timbers from a small sawmill in north west Mozambique

 

The light red-brown timber has a good figure oxidizing to a warm darker colour shortly after conversion, age improves appearance. Weight 770kg's/Ms with SG at 12% it is hard but sandpapers and works well and takes a fine polish using varnish or oil. An easy timber to turn.Tools need to be sharp and the timber is also used for furniture, parquet and panelling. Used to make dug out canoes in Africa and an infusion of the roots is said to provide a remedy for bilharzia.

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