We Love Yew Blanks

£13.00£24.00 inc VAT

Yew is a amazingly varied and is renowned for its gorgeous figure. It is also known for its interesting fissures, faults and inclusions that make some yew blanks a challenge to turn. The blanks in this collection of our current stock have been hand picked for these features. There are more available in store at The Woodturning Shop.

Use the dropdown menu to see the blanks available. The blank you order is the blank you will receive. Due to import regulations around the world, these blanks cannot be shipped outside the UK.

The blank numbers in the menu are those left as of 10am Saturday 29th January. Please check back regularly to see when more blanks are made available. Thank you if you have already grabbed one of these super blanks!

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Yew is a amazingly varied and is renowned for its gorgeous figure. It is also known for its interesting fissures, faults and inclusions that make some yew blanks a challenge to turn. This collection of our current stock have been hand picked for these features. There are more available in store at The Woodturning Shop. These blanks have been cut from Hampshire Yew suspected to be a thousand years old. The boards they came from were in dry storage for around 20 years.

Remember that Yew may contain fissures, faults and other inclusions. As such, Yew should be treated carefully with precautions taken to protect yourself when turning it – particularly your lungs.

Martin’s Top Tips for Turning Yew:

  • Always protect your lungs when turning Yew, particularly when sanding
  • These blanks are mostly dense and hard – good tool presentation will ensure a clean cut and reduce the amount of sanding you need
  • On heavily figured pieces, or those with lots of inclusions, consider a simple finish like Danish Oil. The lustre produced will not detract from the finished piece where a high gloss might.
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#1: 10×3", #2: 14×3.25", #3: 7.25×3.25", #4: 10×4", #5: 9×3", #6: 10×3", #7: 6×3", #8: 10.5×4", #9: 8×3", #10: 9.5×3", #11: 10×3", #12: 9x3x3", #13: 10x3x3", #14: 24x3x3", #15: 15x3x3", #16: 16.5x3x3", #17: 10x4x4", #18: 9.57×4", #19: 0.75×6" 5x Pen Blanks, #20: 0.75×6" 5x Pen Blanks, #21: 8×3", #22: 8.5×3", #23: 8×3", #24: 7×3", #25: 7.25×3", #26: 8×3", #27: 7×3", #28: 9.5×3", #29: 9.5×3", #30: 10×3", #31: 8.75×3", #32: 12.5×4", #33: 9.5×3", #34: 15x3x3", #35: 12x3x3", #36: 8.5x3x3", #37: 9.75x3x3", #38: 7x3x3", 39#: 9x3x3", #40: 19x3x3"

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