Purpleheart – Knife Making

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Wood: Purpleheart

Approximately 30x40x120 mm

When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a dull grayish/purplish brown.

Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple.

Working with Purpleheart can present some unique challenges: if the wood is heated with dull tools, or if cutter speeds are too high.

Purpleheart will exude a gummy resin that can clog tools and complicate the machining process. Depending on the grain orientation, can be difficult to plane without tearout. Purpleheart also has a moderate dulling effect on cutters.

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