Red Ironbark is an Australian wood that cuts nicely and takes a naturally high polish because of its density and the presence of oils. Fine, interlocked grain also contribute to the nice finish. This wood was freshly cut in November 2021 and completely wax sealed. We advise using the twice turning method for best results (turning within 4-6 weeks of receipt of the wood is recommended). Ironbark is prone to checks if not twice turned properly. Enjoy the stunning finish and rich color of this exotic wood. This blank contains a box heart which is the center growth ring, or pith, of the tree. The box heart contains checks around it that will need to be worked around.