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Spalted Tamarind
(tamarindus indica)

 


View of endgrain--beautiful!

 


Spalted Tamarind is a beautiful wood from Southeast Asia.  Much of this wood comes from logs that were either found on the forest floor or were cut and then allowed to spalt in the very damp warm conditions of the jungle.  The colors and various line patterns are tuly unique from one piece to another. The patterns are created as a result of insects, so expect insect holes in all spalted woods.   Use a good dust mask with any type of spalted wood when you work on it. Some educated experts are now saying there is no danger, but we would rather you stay on the safe side, wear a dust mask anyway.










































































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Samples, all excellent quality pen blanks!
Spalted Tamarind pen blank
3/4 square by 5 to 5.25 inches

Price: $3.50
Qty: 


Spalted Tamarind pen blank
3/4 square by 5 to 5.25 inches

Price: $2.20 for 20 or more (limited time sale--random pull of good pieces)
Qty: 




Click the photo for side 2

These are incredibly figured blanks culled from THOUSANDS of good blanks. 1 to 21 are The best of the best, 22 to 36 are selected high grade. We have been culling these for many years and this is the result.
NOTE: Sizes are at least 3/4 square by 5 to 5.25 inches long. Dried.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a third side view.

Click here for final fourth side view.

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 1

Price: $9.00

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 5

Price: $9.00

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 7

Price: $9.00

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 8

Price: $9.00

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 9

Price: $9.00

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 19

Price: $9.00

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 20

Price: $9.00

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 21

Price: $9.00

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 22

Price: $5.50

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 28

Price: $5.50

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 29

Price: $5.50

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 30

Price: $5.50

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 31

Price: $5.50

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 32

Price: $5.50

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 33

Price: $5.50

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 34

Price: $5.50

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 35

Price: $5.50

Spalted Tamarind
pen blank
Piece 36

Price: $5.50



Click the photo for side 2

Very nice bowl blanks with an interesting story. I got these years ago but these few out of many had almost no figure. I decided to change that. I soaked them in water overnight, rubbed the mold from other high figured pieces over the surfaces, put them in a trash bag and then buried them. That was about 4 years ago. I got them out of the ground after one year, and then started the very slow process of drying them (since they were as wet as they could be). Then just recently I sanded the completely dried pieces to see what the results were. I was very happy as they have more spalting then most of the good ones we get. Also, I was able to get more of the blue and green colors to grow in these, which you don't often see. (B actually is very dark green but that is hard to see in the photos). None of them are punky either, good solid wood, dried and ready to use.
Spalted Tamarind
Bowl Blank A
Dried
2 x 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches

Price: $20.00

Spalted Tamarind
Bowl Blank C
Dried
2 x 5.75 x 5.75 inches

Price: $20.00

Spalted Tamarind
Bowl Blank D
Dried
2 5/8 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches

Price: $15.00

Spalted Tamarind
Bowl Blank E
Dried
3 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches

Price: $20.00


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

 


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