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northwoodsman

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#1 posted 04-07-2021 06:42 PM

I have worked a little with Purpleheart. I would not take on a large project like a table top with it. It’s too unpredictable. In the past year I included some in two different cutting boards from the same piece of 8/4 Purpleheart. The wood from one end developed little hairline cracks all over the surface within a few weeks, while wood from the next section was just fine even after 6 months. The piece had been in my shop for well over a year. I remember when I was going through a large stack of it at the lumber supplier there was a substantial variance in color from one piece to the next, even from one end to the other. I have never seen Purpleheart look like it does in that video, if I didn’t know better it looks like he is spraying purple dye on it. But if it’s on the internet, it has to be real.

-- NorthWoodsMan


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