Purple Heart

$9.99

Handle material (scales) are cut near 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3/8, but varies.  With the complexities of selling natural wood, color, grain, and overall appearance will differ from set to set.  If you would like to purchase a set shown in a photo, see “Unique Scales”

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Description

Workability: Working with Purpleheart can present some unique challenges: if the wood is heated with dull tools, or if cutter speeds are too high, Purpleheart will exude a gummy resin that can clog tools and complicate the machining process. Depending on the grain orientation, can be difficult to plane without tearout. Purpleheart also has a moderate dulling effect on cutters.

Color/Appearance: When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a  dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. This color-shift can be slowed and minimized by using a UV inhibiting finish on the wood. For more information, see the article Preventing Color Changes in Exotic Woods.

Distribution: Central and South America (from Mexico down to southern Brazil)

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