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Leatherwood

Leatherwood

(Eucryphia lucida.)

Description

A small hardwood from the high rainfall areas of Tasmania.  Heartwood is a pale pink brown and the sapwood is hard to distinguish.  Fine straight grain.

Workability

Very easy to work.

Applications

Often used for wood turning.  Steam bends well.  Famous for Leatherwood honey

Availability

Limited but not expensive. 

Hardness

740Kg/m3  Fairly Hard.

Durability

Moderate.

At a Glance
Turning:   Excellent
Machining:   Very Good
Bending:   Excellent
Sanding:   Excellent.
Nailing/Screwing:   Good.
Glueing:   Good.
Timber Coating:   No problems
Oil:   Oils well.
Note 1   A very good timber for wood turning.
Note 2  

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