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Desert Ironwood  (Arizona & Mexico)
(olneya tesota)


Desert Ironwood grows predominantly in the deserts of Arizona and California, USA as well as Mexico.  It is one of the hardest and densest woods in the world, with a specific gravity around 1.2 or more.  The color may be like the picture above or any variation of light to very dark browns, with or without lighter areas.  Burls have high figure.  The logs are full of cracks and making a clean turning blank of any size requires removal of about 95% of the log.  This is why it is usually sold in logs rather than clean turning blanks, since the material cost for clean turning blanks averages over 20 times the cost for logs.   These trees are harvested legally from a reputable source in Arizona and now also from another reputable source in Mexico .   The pieces we sell are completely air dried unless otherwise noted on the item.

Grading system for ironwood:
A grade means that this is a completely clean turning blank with almost no cracks or checks. Tiny defects are allowed, but very uncommon.
B grade means that this is a good turning blank, but there will be some small fissures or checks. We try to glue these with cyanoacrylate glue for you.
C grade means that this is a cleaned up section of a log, but will have some cracks, gaps, and/or checks, and may be rough cut.

 


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Desert Ironwood pen blank 3/4
Price: $4.50
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A truly rare wood from the Arizona desert  In stock occasionally.
Color is a very deep purple, almost black.

Desert Rosewood pen blank: very dense and Very rare!
Price: $12.50
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Desert Ironwood 5/8 x 1.75 x 4 with good contrast 
A grade
Price: $12.50
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Actual pieces shown, order by number below.
Grade A and air dried completely.
If your selection is not listed below or the shopping cart
gives you a notice when you have a Qty of 1, it is already sold.
Refresh this page when you get here, that way you can see if any pieces have already been sold and removed below.
Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 38, figured

Price: $29.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 470

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 500

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 501

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 503

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 504

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 550

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 551

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 552

Price: $14.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 553

Price: $14.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 554

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 555

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 557

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 558

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 559

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 560

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 561

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 562

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 563

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 564

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 565

Price: $24.50
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Desert Ironwood
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches,
Piece 566

Price: $24.50
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Actual pieces shown, order by number below.
Grade A and air dried completely.
If your selection is not listed below or the shopping cart
gives you a notice when you have a Qty of 1, it is already sold.
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Desert Ironwood
2 x 2 x 10 inches,
Piece 530

Price: $105.00
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Desert Ironwood
2 x 2 x 10 inches,
Piece 531

Price: $105.00
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Desert Ironwood
2 x 2 x 10 inches,
Piece 532

Price: $105.00
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Desert Ironwood
2 x 2 x 6 inches,
Piece 533

Price: $55.00
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