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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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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

Kiln Dried   –  Available in 32mm, 38mm, 51mm and 76mm thickness'sThe heartwood is li..

£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 ..

£3.65

Ash Turning Blanks

Ash Turning Blanks

American 'white' Ash Kiln dried - Ash blanks - thicknessAsh is ideal for all most any p..

£0.50

Banksia Nut

Banksia Nut

A popular, wacky exotic, these Australian seed pods are from one of the huge Banksia family, solid ‘..

£5.75

Beech Turning Blanks

Beech Turning Blanks

Beech Turning BlanksKiln dried Beech Turning Bowl BlanksBeech's heartwood is very pale pink-brown. I..

£0.44

Cherry Turning Blanks

Cherry Turning Blanks

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

£0.70

Ekki Turning Blanks

Ekki Turning Blanks

Ekki is a deep chocolate brown, and can have purple highlights. White deposits in the pores add to t..

£0.78

ELM Turning Blanks

ELM Turning Blanks

Tough, closed texture, twisted in the grain, conferring resistance to splitting. Marked distortion m..

£1.30

European Oak Turning Blanks

European Oak Turning Blanks

European Oak..

£2.50

Green Heart Turning Blank

Green Heart Turning Blank

Greenheart heartwood can vary in its colour, from yellow-green, light olive, dark olive or yellowish..

£2.13

Jelutong Carving Blank

Jelutong Carving Blank

Jelutong (Dyera costulata) ideal for both beginner and experienced wood carvers and pattern makers. ..

£6.70

Opepe Turning Blank

Opepe Turning Blank

The heartwood is an orange-brown colour with a copper coloured lustre. The grain is mostly interlo..

£2.13

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