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Boxwood--typical appearance
Boxwood
(Buxus sempervirens)
Boxwood has been known as a great turning and carving wood for hundreds of years.  It has an incredibly fine grain and is an excellent wood for woodturning and even ornamental turning, as it accepts fine details like few woods are capable of.  It is expensive owing to scarcity of good material, and the very long time it takes to grow.  Our boxwood is currently from Great Britain and Turkey.   Musical instruments have been made from this wood for hundreds of years, and many survive to this day.  Note that the wood is often uniform in color but can have many lines (such as the dark line seen above) which some people find quite decorative.  Most pieces or logs will have at least some lines in them, and some of them have densely packed lines.  All logs have some cracks, which always form in all but tiny logs during the drying process.  Call us with questions if the pictures do not make clear the piece you are considering.    Specific gravity is around .90 or more , with some variance among logs.

Note that when we say "air dried" or "kiln-dried" we mean that the wood has been properly checked with a corrected moisture meter and is known to have less than 12% moisture. 12% moisture is what used to qualify as a kiln-dried piece of wood in the past. Unfortunately, many vendors have started using using up to 18% moisture (which is unstable) to count as kiln-dried and completely wet wood to count as air dried. We don't make claims of "air dried" or "kiln-dried" unless we know the actual moisture and it is genuinely under 12%. Pen blanks are always air dried.

New Grading system:
IQ:  Instrument quality. Almost perfect.  Only necessary for certain projects.  Very hard to acquire.
IQ2:  2nd instrument quality:  Has a very tiny imperfection that would not matter for most projects.
Turning Grade:  A basically good piece that has a small knot or two.  Knots may have a tiny check in them.
Note that any of the pieces may have an edge or two that is rounded so long as the size when turned on the lathe is not affected.


 


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Boxwood 3/4 pen blank
hi grade pcs with perfect color/quality
no knots or discoloration

Price: $8.60
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Actual pieces for sale shown, order by number below.
Turning grade and air dried completely. There are no noticeable checks in them (we cut those out), but some small knots to work around as well as a little pith center close to one edge. Tiny knots sometimes have a tiny split in the center, usually about 1-2 mm across if present. 1/2 drop of superglue is more than enough if you find one. Usually this type is the best deal if you can work around small imperfections, they cost less than half the price of IQ pieces when compared by board footage.
If your selection is not listed below or the shopping cart
gives you a notice when you have a Qty of 1, it is already sold.
Refresh this page when you get here, that way you can see if any pieces have already been sold and removed below. COLOR NOTE: These pieces are all the same color, the light just strikes them at different angle giving the impression some pieces are lighter, they aren't.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

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Genuine Boxwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 inches
Piece 7
Dried

Price: $8.50





Actual pieces for sale shown, order by number below.
Musical INSTRUMENT GRADE (IQ) and air dried completely.

No visible defects (very hard to get, WE CANNOT BUY THIS QUALITY FROM ANYONE/ANYWHERE AT ANY PRICE, but buy the highest quality on the market and cut them into these pieces after we dry them for months or sometimes years. Others musical grade in this diameter does not compare in quality to these (from years in checking other suppliers--they always leave in some kind of tiny defects, we don't--also this thickness is almost never received dried as ours are). Note that grades apply to external appearance.

Notes: No defects in any. Piece A has tiny birdseye figure throughout, you can see it in the photos. Piece A also has a rounded corner near one end (see photos). Piece G has a shallow blue/grey area, visible in photos.
If your selection is not listed below or the shopping cart
gives you a notice when you have a Qty of 1, it is already sold.
Refresh this page when you get here, that way you can see if any pieces have already been sold and removed below. COLOR NOTE: These pieces are all the same color, the light just strikes them at different angle giving the impression some pieces are lighter, they aren't.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

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