Twisted Koa Chessboard Blank
The twisted Koa Chessboard blank measure a full 1 inch square by 5 inches long and is an exceptional melding of gorgeous and dynamic Hawaiian curly koa and geometric chessboard design. The design is consistent since the design originates in the center and expands outward. Divided with contrasting dyed veneers. Ensure blank is secure while drilling as mixed media and different hardness of material may cause blank to move if not secured. I also like to put my blanks on mandrel and use a band saw set at 45 degrees and cut down the edges...the stop sign shape means less cutting, tools stay sharper longer and less chance of blowout. Recommend using Polyurethane glue on the brass tube insert. I have had really good luck with these on the lathe but stuff happens, not responsible for blowouts. Keep tools sharp and pressure low.