Completely wax sealed and ready to turn, this kiln dried Castello Boxwood has been aged for 5+ years and is ready to work. The wonderful working properties of this fine grained wood make it ideal for really fine, intricate woodworking. This wood holds an edge very well and can easily be threaded. Please keep the wax on until the wood is worked as this species has a tendency to check. It is also advised that you let the wood acclimate to your climate for at least 3 weeks before working it. Once you begin working it, complete your project quickly to avoid checking. There may be an occasional surface check, bug hole or other minor defect. There are some ambrosia streaks on this piece. There is a full length check on the back face that is about 1/8" deep.
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