Black Palmira Spindle Blanks
Caryota urens. Air dried.
All dimensions shown are in inches (length x square).
One of the few palms suitable for turning, this dense Asian palm has a structure like compressed bundles of quills which show as black and dark brown against the pale brown timber. Care needs to be taken to cut this timber cleanly but the result is well worth it.
Many of them have a machined ‘tenon’ on the end (see the Ebony picture) as they are only allowed for export as semi finished work to generate local employment in the country of origin.