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Woodturning Blanks

We have been converting hardwoods for woodturners since 1986.

After finding it hard to source quality blanks for our own production, we decided to begin converting timber for our own use, and to sell the surplus to other woodturners.

All the bowl blanks and spindle blanks are kiln-dried and are ready to use.

Some suppliers apply hot wax to the outer edge of blanks because the blanks are still damp, “Part Seasoned” or “Air Dried” , this could mean the wood is still damp and not stable enough to go into a heated home after turning. These are more likely to crack or distort if they dry out too quickly, the applied wax then only servers as a barrier in the drying process and helps prevent cracking before they reach the lathe.

All bowl blanks from Oaklea have a hot wax applied to the outer edge and spindle blanks on both ends. However, opposite to the “air-dried” scenario this is to protect the wood from absorbing moisture if stored in a damp environment following purchase.

Oaklea as developed from a woodturning background; if we can offer any help or advice with your woodturning project we will be pleased to do so.

 

 


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African Black Wood

African Black Wood

Part Seasoned. Blanks are cut in the country of origin so we are selling them just as they arrive..

£3.50

African Blackwood Spindle blanks

African Blackwood Spindle blanks

Part Seasoned. Blanks are cut in the country of origin so we are selling them just as they arrive..

£2.50

African Bowl Blanks [5 pk]

African Bowl Blanks [5 pk]

African selection pack Contains Five Varieties of fine blanks 120mm x 120mm x 50mm Xylia B..

£19.95

African Bowl Blanks [6pk]

African Bowl Blanks [6pk]

African selection pack Contains Six Varieties of fine blanks 100mm x 100mm x 50mm Xylia..

£19.95

Afrormosia Turning Blanks

Afrormosia Turning Blanks

Afrormosia often used as a substitute for Teak but is a beautiful wood in its own rightLimited stock..

£1.63

Alder Turning Blanks

Alder Turning Blanks

Alder tends to be light tan to reddish brown in colour, it darkens with age to a light reddish-..

£1.14

American Oak Turning Blanks

American Oak Turning Blanks

Available in 32mm, 38mm, 51mm and 76mm thicknessThe heartwood is light to medium brown. Every bowl ..

£0.92

American Tulipwood Turning Blanks

American Tulipwood Turning Blanks

American Tulipwood is a creamy white, with streaked sapwood. The heart is a pale olive green to brow..

£0.92

American Walnut Turning Blanks

American Walnut Turning Blanks

American Black Walnut varies in colour from rich chocolate-brown to a purplish-black. Its grain is ..

£3.00

Ash Turning Blanks

Ash Turning Blanks

American 'white' Ash Kiln dried - blanks  ideal for all most any purpose. It has a rathe..

£0.44

Beech Turning Blanks

Beech Turning Blanks

Kiln dried Beech Turning Blanks Beech  heartwood is very pale pink-brown. It is common practi..

£0.55

Brown Ivory Blanks

Brown Ivory Blanks

Berchemia discolor. Also known as Ntacha from the local Sena language and also known as Birdplum..

£3.50

Bubinga Bowl Blanks

Bubinga Bowl Blanks

BubingaSometimes call KevazingoAn African Hardwood having a close resemblance to Rosewood which make..

£3.00

Bubinga Spindle Blanks

Bubinga Spindle Blanks

Sometimes call KevazingoAn African Hardwood having a close resemblance to Rosewood which makes it an..

£3.00

Cherry Spindle Blanks

Cherry Spindle Blanks

American Cherry Kiln Dried – Cherry - Available in 32mm,38mm,51mm and 63mm thickness's.Cherry heartw..

£0.77

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