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Bloodwood
(brosmium paraense)



Bloodwood can be the reddest wood out there without resorting to a bottle of dye.  It has a pleasant smell when turned and is very dense. The specific gravity can vary from .7 to 1.0.  The wood we sell tends to be on the higher end of density in the dark colors.  It is native to Brazil and other areas in South America.  When sanding, be careful not to overheat the piece or cracks could result.  If a tiny check appears, we immediately fill it with superglue, and there is no visual evidence of the check afterwards. Photo above is of DARK grade. 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%.

HOW WE GET TOP QUALITY:   Bloodwood comes in a variety of shades from brownish to cranberry red (pictured here). Because of the fact that most bloodwood isn't as dark as it used to be, we are seperating wood into two categories of medium dark to darker reds= (DARK) and light to medium reds= (MEDIUM).  Our bloodwood is kiln-dried in the 1" thickness. Pieces above 1" thick are partially air dried and cut very cleanly with no checks or cracks, unless specifically noted as air dried. We have found that over 1.5" bloodwood cannot be kiln-dried without checks appearing on the inside of the wood. This is why we have switched to non-kiln dried wood in pieces above 1". Each piece is high quality and has color according to the new grading system. 

 


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Bloodwood pen (MEDIUM RED) 3/4 square
Price: $1.50
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Bloodwood pen (DARK) 3/4 square
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Price: $3.50
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This is a photo of the Actual SELECT GRADE pieces sold in this section below. SELECT means these have been culled from many blanks for color, DRIED (usually for years very slowly) and those that survived the drying process are seen here. NOTE that most bloodwood received today is not red at all with some being all brown and even the reddish ones usually have blonde streaks. Dark red is pretty much reserved for tiny zones in logs out of which pen blanks can be cut. We would need to buy about 50 blanks on average to get just a couple like these pieces. This is because the great red bloodwood we all became accustomed to over the years was from a part of Brazil that has been closed to cutting for about 10 years and counting. New bloodwood comes from other areas where the quality is not the same.
 There are just one each of most sizes, but if there are more, you'll see a
(4) or other number to indicate the amount originally available when these were first offered. The current number will be kept by the shopping cart inventory to make sure only available pieces are ordered.

THIS group: 
PIECES OVER 1.5 inches SQUARE
If you get an out of stock notice in the shopping cart that size is sold out!

Bloodwood 3 x 3 x 4.25 inches SELECT COLORS
DRIED

Price: $9.50




This is a photo of the Actual SELECT GRADE pieces sold in this section below. SELECT means these have been culled from many blanks for color, DRIED (usually for years very slowly) and those that survived the drying process are seen here. NOTE that most bloodwood received today is not red at all with some being all brown and even the reddish ones usually have blonde streaks. Dark red is pretty much reserved for tiny zones in logs out of which pen blanks can be cut. We would need to buy about 50 blanks on average to get just a couple like these pieces. This is because the great red bloodwood we all became accustomed to over the years was from a part of Brazil that has been closed to cutting for about 10 years and counting. New bloodwood comes from other areas where the quality is not the same.
 

THIS group: 
PIECES 1.5 OR LESS  inches SQUARE

If you get an out of stock notice in the shopping cart that size is sold out!

Bloodwood 1.5 x 1.5 x 14.5 inches
 SELECT COLORS
DRIED

Price: $11.50

Bloodwood 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 12 inches
SELECT COLORS
DRIED

Price: $8.50




This is a photo of the ACTUAL PRIMO GRADE pieces sold in this section below. PRIMO means these are about the best of about 100 blanks  (like top 1% or better), DRIED (usually for years very slowly) and those that survived the drying process are seen here. Next to the price, those that have more then one available will say for example: (4) or other numbers to indicate the amount originally available when these were first offered. The current number will be kept by the shopping cart inventory to make sure only available pieces are ordered.

THIS group: 
PIECES 1.5 OR LESS inches SQUARE
If you get an out of stock notice in the shopping cart that size is sold out!

Bloodwood 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 14.25 inches
 PRIMO COLOR
DRIED

Price: $15.00    (3)

Bloodwood 1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 13 inches
 PRIMO COLOR
DRIED

Price: $14.00  

Bloodwood 1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 12 inches
 PRIMO COLOR
DRIED

Price: $13.00  






This is a photo of the ACTUAL PRIMO GRADEmini boards sold this section below.
 Note that the one which is on the left (1 5/8 x 4 5/8 x 12 1/8 is figured but figure is hard to see in photos)

Bloodwood 1.25 x 2 1/8 x 8 inches
 PRIMO COLOR

DRIED

Price: $13.00  


Bloodwood 1 9/16 x 2 x 5.25 inches
 PRIMO COLOR

DRIED

Price: $10.00  



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