Woods I use.  Note kaleidoscopes with woods marked "premium" cost extra. 

African Olivewood

(Olea Europaea) The heartwood is brown to rich yellowish brown, streaked with dark brown lines. Sapwood is creamy yellow or gold color and is often interlaced with dark stripes giving the wood a marbled appearance. native to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean Basin (the adjoining coastal areas of southeastern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.  Janka Hardness rating: 1520

 



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Birdseye Maple

(Acer Macrophylum) Creamy white to brown, birdseye figure. Gets it's name from the "eyes" that are found in the grain.  Janka hardness rating: 850.

 

 

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Bocote

(Cordia Gerascanthus) Color is a creamy brown, with somewhat wavy, black stripes. From Mexico/Central America.  Janka hardness rating:2200 



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Cocobolo

(Dalbergua Retusa) Heartwood color varies from bright orange to deep red, with attractive variegated stripes of yellow, orange and black.  Janka hardness rating: 1136

From Mexico


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Holly

(Ilex Aquifolium) Holly is a fine, even grain wood . Being a small tree, Holly blanks will often times include small knots or discolorations due to limbs.  Janka hardness rating 1020.

 

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Honduras Redheart

(Sickingia Salvadorense) Also known as Chac Te Koke, this wood varies from dark to light red with dark streaks.  janka gardness cael:1200.

 

Jatoba 

(Hymenaea Courbaril) 

Also known as Brazillian Cherry. Color is reddish brown and deepens with exposure to sunlight. Denser than hickory or white oak.  Janka hardness scale :2350.

Kingwood

(Dalbergia Cearensis) Heartwood has variegated colors with a background of rich violet brown, shading almost to black, with streaks of black, brown, violet and sometimes golden yellow.  From Brazil.  Janka hardness scale:3340.

 


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Leopardwood

(Grevilliea Robusta) Heartwood is dark reddish brown with light yellow sapwood. Very prominent rays producing a very distinct figure in the wood. From Australia.  Janka hardness cale :840.

 

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Marblewood

(Marmaroxylon Racemosum) The heartwood is pale brown with purplish to black streaks, sapwood is lighter in color.  From South America.  Janka hardness scale:3350.

 

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Oregon Myrtlewood

(Umbellularia Californica) Light to dark brown, with occasional areas of olive-brown or blackish.  Janka hardness scale 1270.

 

Padauk

(Pterocarpus Soyauxii) Orange red color ages to purple brown. From Africa.  Janka hardness rating: 1725.

 

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Purpleheart

(Peltogyne Venosa) Color is a dull brown when freshly cut, but quickly turns purple upon exposure to sunlight.  From Central & South America. Janka hardness rating: 1860.

 

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Satine

(Brosimum Rubescens) Heartwood is light red brown or chestnut brown with greenish golden ribbon figure. Hard and dense with medium to fine texture.  From Central & South America. Janka hardness rating: 2900.

 

Walnut

(Juglans nigra) Beautiful dark brown color with a blackish striped figure. Janka hardness rating: 1010.

White Ash

(Fraxinus Pennsylvanica) Grown in Utah, this dense white ash has a beautiful grain pattern and is ideal for platters or shallow bowls. It is creamy white with occasional streaks of gray or brown, the heartwood is sometimes light brown.  Janka hardness rating: 1320.

 

Zebrawood

(Microberlinia Brazzavillensis) Light, golden yellow with dark brown streaks and veining. From Western Africa.  Janka hardness rating: 1575.

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Ziricote

(Cordia dodecandra)

Heartwood which has various shades of black with irregular wavy black streaks, lines and variations.

From Mexico.  Janka hardness rating: 2200.

 

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Other woods are available.  Please ask if you have a special request.


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