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African Blackwood Mpingo 2.25x2.25x12 Flutes Clarinets Orders Music Grade Lumber
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African Blackwood Mpingo 2.25x2.25x12 Flutes Clarinets Orders Music Grade Lumber
African Blackwood Mpingo 2.25x2.25x12 Flutes Clarinets Orders Music Grade Lumber
African Blackwood Mpingo 2.25x2.25x12 Flutes Clarinets Orders Music Grade Lumber
African Blackwood Mpingo 2.25x2.25x12 Flutes Clarinets Orders Music Grade Lumber

African Blackwood Mpingo 2.25x2.25x12 Flutes Clarinets Orders Music Grade Lumber

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krisham Store Your browser does not support JavaScript.To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser.Click Here. Double your traffic. Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE!EXOTIC WOODReal, true, genuineAfrican BlackwoodOne Woodturning BlankVery rare size, limited quantity.2.25"x2.25"x12"57x57x305mmPlease note:You will receive a similar piece as shown.For your consideration, exotic African Blackwood aka Dalbergia Melanoxylon, Mpingo, Mozambique Ebony etc. This valuable, heavy, and durable timber is known for its durability and natural acoustic characteristics. It is highly sought after for quality products including flute, clarinets, oboe bells, saxophone, stereophonic acoustic disc, LP record stabilizer, superior sound-improving audio accessory to use outstanding resonant properties of Mpingo wood, feet base under the bottom of hi-fi equipment, resonator on top of the audio system, pepper mills, goose, turkey, and duck calls, knife handles, gun grips, chess parts, turnery and carving and so on. Quantity: 1 Piece Origin: Africa.Shipping & handling: Free within the USA!! To be deliveredvia US Mail. We offer combined shipping discounts on multiple purchases.We accept pay pal. Please check out our other items! Please be sure to add us to your favorites list! Return policies:NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REPLACING MATERIAL THAT HAS CRACKED DUE TO IMPROPER HANDLING OR STORAGE. If you are not satisfied, you must notify us within 2 business days after receiving your material. After contacting us, you may return your items, at your expense in the same condition it was shipped within 7 days of receipt for an exchange, credit or refund minus the shipping charges you paid to receive the item/items. Refund will be given only on the price of the item/items paid for. All returns must be received in the same condition as were shipped to you. NO merchandise will be accepted if it has been altered in any way such as: cut, turned, surfaced, scrapped, stained or damaged.More info. on African Blackwood :Scientific name Dalbergia melanoxylon Family Leguminosae Other names Mozambique Ebony, Ebene, Mpingo, Mufunjo, Banbanus, Mukelete Distribution West and East Africa The wood Heartwood dark purplish brown with black streaking; sharply demarcated from the narrow yellowish sapwood. Texture fine and even; grain straight; luster low; slightly oil. It weighs 1250 Kg/m3 with a 12% humidity.African Blackwood is renowned for its beautiful dark coloured heartwood which in the best timber is inky black, but ranges from dark brown to even an indigo-purple tint. The cause of the variation has been the subject of much speculation, although it seems most likely to be linked to the rate of growth of the tree, with the paler wood, in which growth rings are generally visible, believed to be the result of faster growth. The rate of growth is itself almost certainly very largely a product of moisture availability and soil fertility - indeed the paler wood is sometimes referred to colloquially as "water mpingo". However, to date no studies have been carried out to determine whether there may be any genetic component in this variation or if it is entirely environmental. Seasoning It dries very slowly and tends to split Workability Though it is a very hard wood, it has very good working qualities/he single most important export market for African blackwood timber is that to supply manufacturers of musical instruments, principally woodwinds and particularly clarinets but also oboes, bagpipes, wooden flutes and, in lesser amounts, other instruments or their parts.Because of the demands placed on them, very few woods are considered suitable for the manufacture of woodwind instruments. The wood must be flawless, even-grained and capable of being worked to very fine tolerances. It must also resist the stresses of playing: whenblown into, the air inside the instrument changes in humidity and temperature, creating stresses between the inside and the outside of the instrument which may cause the wood to distort or split at points of weakness, such as between the keyholes. The dense, close-grained nature of African blackwood and its natural oiliness ensure that it meets these criteria better than any other known timber.In addition to its use for musical instruments, it is sought after for ceremonial carvings.It is also considered the best timber for ornamentals and turnery of cues, walking sticks, bobbins, cross of sport weapons and handles of cutlery. Uses African Blackwood is renowned for its beautiful dark coloured heartwood which in the best timber is inky black, but ranges from dark brown to even an indigo-purple tint. The cause of the variation has been the subject of much speculation, although it seems most likely to be linked to the rate of growth of the tree, with the paler wood, in which growth rings are generally visible, believed to be the result of faster growth. The rate of growth is itself almost certainly very largely a product of moisture availability and soil fertility - indeed the paler wood is sometimes referred to colloquially as "water mpingo". However, to date no studies have been carried out to determine whether there may be any genetic component in this variation or if it is entirely environmental.It is considered to be the finest of all turnery timbers, cutting most exactly and finishing to a brilliantly polished lustrous surface. The heartwood of African blackwood may be extremely dark and dense, capable of reaching a density as high as 1350 Kg/m3. So hard, in fact, that it blunts axes, and as a result the tree is seldom cut for firewood and is sometimes left standing in fields. It is difficult to saw or plane and cannot be screwed or nailed without first drilling. The heartwood is surrounded by a ring of creamcoloured sapwood, around 2 cm thick, with a density of around 750Kg/m3. This is significantly less resistant to insect and fungal damage than the heartwood, although large trees often suffer from heart-rot or fire damage. The heartwood is also attacked by at least one species of boring insect, the larva of a cerambycid beetle.It is used mainly for woodwind instruments and other applications like knife handles or chessmen Froo www.froo.com | Froo Cross Sell, Free Cross Sell, Cross promote, eCRATER Marketing, eCRATER listing Apps, eCRATER Apps, eCRATER Application
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