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Peppermill Blanks
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Unique Turning Squares

Burl Woods
Amboyna Burl
Australian Mallee Burl
Australian Burl Caps
Australian Myrtle Burl
Austr. Red Box Burl
Austr. Yellow Box Burl
Buckeye Burl
Madrone Burl
Maple Burl, Big-Leaf
Myrtle Burl
Thuya Burl
Walnut Burl
Other Exotic Burls

Assorted Woods
African Blackwood
Asian Satinwood, Figured
Australian Banksia Pods
Australian Myrtle, Figured
Bi-Colored Woods
Bocote

Bubinga, Clear & Figured
Bubinga, Curly
Bubinga, Waterfall (Slabs)
Burmese Blackwood
Canarywood
Cocobolo
Ebony, Black (Gabon)
Ebony, Black (Indian)
Ebony, Black-and-White
Ebony, Brown (Argentine)
Ebony, Macassar
Ebony, Mun
Granadillo
Guapinolillo
Guatemalan Mora
Hawaiian Koa
Holly
Jicarillo
Katalox
Kingwood
Leopardwood
Lignum Vitae
Louro Preto
Macadamia Nut
Maple, Birdseye
Maple, Curly
Maple, Figured
Marblewood
Mesquite (Honey)
Mesquite (Black)
Monkey Pod
Mopane
Olivewood
Osage Orange
Padauk
Palm, Black
Palm, Red
Pink Ivory
Purpleheart
Redheart
Rosewood, Bolivian
Rosewood, Burmese
Rosewood, Caribbean
Rosewood, East Indian
Rosewood, Honduran
Rosewood, Yucatan
Satine
/Bloodwood
Snake Wood

Spalted Tamarind
Spalted /Salvaged Woods
Tambootie
Teak (Burmese)
Tulipwood
Walnut, Curly & Figured
Wenge
Yaje
Yellowheart
Zapote
Zebrawood
Ziricote

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About Your Purchase

Upon receiving the woods you've ordered, be sure to INSPECT your wood to make sure it has arrived in good condition

SOME NOTES ABOUT YOUR PURCHASE

WORKING WITH THE WOODS

Work the woods slowly & in multiple phases, keeping them in a controlled environment that is cool & not too dry. It is recommended to apply a sealant to any piece of wood immediately after each & every turning/working � particularly with woods that haven�t been kiln dried � as this can help prevent cracking or checking. Another method is to put the piece in a plastic bag with some of the woods shavings. Note: Inspect piece frequently as working and seal any checks immediately with CA glue to prevent the check from �running� further into the piece. Use very sharp tools & work very slowly to generate minimal heat, applying thin CA glue as needed.

WAX REMOVAL

Many of our woods have been sealed with Paraffin wax to help protect against cracking and checking. If you�re going to be turning the wood, the wax doesn't need to be removed because it will come off naturally while turning. Otherwise, the wax can be removed by using a simple paint scraper, razor blade, or other scraping implement.

DRYNESS

Most of our woods have been air dried, for various lengths of time. A few woods have been kiln dried � if so, we try to note them as being such on our Web site. Because the moisture content of each individual piece varies widely, additional drying may be necessary (particularly with pieces that are entirely encased in wax). If you�re not sure about the dryness, you may want to check the moisture content of certain pieces with a moisture meter before beginning work.

STORAGE

At our warehouse, where we store our woods, we maintain a humidity range of approximately 55 to 65 percent, and a temperature level of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. In order to reduce the chances of cracking or checking, you should try to store the woods in a place that doesn�t deviate greatly from these levels. If this is not possible, then try to acclimate the wood slowly to its new environment.  

WOOD TOXICITY

Toxicity levels vary from wood to wood. To be on the safe side, it's recommended to take precautions to protect one's eyes, breathing, and skin whenever generating wood dust/chips.

RETURNS

If you�ve received a damaged or partially defective piece of wood, please notify us within 3 days to request a replacement piece, credit or partial credit. For returns of non-defective pieces, you�ll have 30 days to request a credit or refund (minus shipping charges and a 20-percent restocking fee). Any wood being returned to us must remain in its original state; pieces that have developed checks or cracks subsequent to being shipped, or that have been cut, sanded, or altered in any way, are not returnable.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at info@exoticwoodsusa.com

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