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Carving and Turning Blanks are now available mailorder at reidtimber.co.uk

Carving and Turning

Always in stock, a large range of carving and turning timbers in blocks, spindles and Turning Blanks, the turning blanks are dressed or sanded, cut into circles and waxed. All timber is Dried and is 12% moisture content or less.

Turning timbers

All the cabinet making timbers are available as Bowl or spindle blanks

Ash, Oak, Beech, Sapele, Utile, Maple, Walnut, Tulipwood

The photo shows Umbila, Xylia, Chacate preto, Panga Panga

Wild Mango, Tambootie, Chamfuta and Leadwood. Available in a variety of sizes of bowl blank and spindle size.

African Blackwood

Very black and very dense, this rosewood from Southern Africa turns and polishes well. Available from responsibly managed sources at good prices.

Native timbers are available as bowl blanks including

Elm, and Yew plus many more on an occasional basis

Carving Timbers


Lime is available in a variety of sizes, the current stock was grown in North Ayrshire and is excellent quality. It carves well, and has very little figure to disrupt the lines of the carving. It is tollerant of less well sharpened tools making it suitable for the beginner or experienced carver.


Tulipwood is an acceptable carving wood, comonly ured for rocking horses, cheep and available in large sizes.



Cherry is a good carving wood for small intricate items

other timbers which carve are often available including, Tambootie, Boxwood, Castello box, and many more

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