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Jellutong

Jellutong 

Dyera costulata

Description

A large hardwood from Malaysia and Indonesia. Heartwood is very pale, cream in colour. The grain is generally straight. Latex canals are common.

Workability

Works well with or against the grain.

Applications

Pattern making and carving are the main uses these days.

Availability

Usually available sometimes 75mm thick.

Hardness

Janka 1.7 400kg/m3 - Very soft makes it so easy to work.

Durability

Not durable.

At a Glance
Turning:   Excellent
Machining:   Excellent
Bending:   Poor
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Doesn't hold a nail very well.
Glueing:   Excellent
Timber Coating:   Takes most coatings
Oil:   Absorbs oil too readily.  Better with a surface coating finish.
Note 1   This timber is a national icon. It should be used wisely.
Note 2  

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