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Monday, 20th March 2017

Dalbergia melanoxylon (African Blackwood)

The better known African Blackwood comes from a smallish tree that grows in the savanna regions of Africa.  It produces a very dense and close-grained wood that can be polished to a high luster.

Due to its extreme blunting effect on cutters, it is very difficult to work with by hand or by machine.  It is, however, capable of holding threads and other intricate details well so are popular in the manufacture of high-end bagpipes and clarinets.

We have selected African Blackwood for our 12 pounder cannon model because of its market value, it is also very stable once dried and is, therefore, the ideal material for making a fine art model that will last for generations and by so doing add value to your investment.  

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