Leadwood

Item: D-L

Leadwood is well suited to turning and carving. Dark brown heartwood with blackish streaks. Hard, heavy and durable. Sandpapers, varnishes and oils well to a high lustrous finish.

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Combretum imberbe

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Air and kiln dried.

This timber is the hardest wood we offer, so hard that Africans used it to make blades for their hoes before metal became available.

So a timber for sharp tools, which will turn and sand to a lustrous finish and accept all finishing products but does not absorb oils very well.The heartwood is dark brown in colour with blackish streaks.

 

Safety Notice

We all need to keep some perspective on health and safety issues but it is a fact that all timbers are liable to cause an allergic reaction of some type to some people.

This may vary according to exposure time but it is sensible to protect and reduce the risk to your eyes, face, respiratory system and maybe your skin, by the best means you have available.

Spalted timbers may contain the spores of fungi and bacteria at work, so take especial care when working with these timbers, especially when using abrasives.

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