Red palm is an interesting exotic wood which is found in Australia and Southeast Asia. Red Palm Pen Blanks is also called coconut palm. The wood is hard, dense and highly durable. The wood is available from the outer hardened areas with limited size. The wood is highly variable in its strength, weight, and hardness because of the non-homogenous property.
Red palm is quite difficult to work with both machine and hand tools. But, applying sharp tools and correct cutting angles assures clean results. The light color acquires more finish; hence it’s essential to take care during the finishing process. The wood center is filled soft and unfigured portion; hence outer portion is preferred as turning wood.
red palm, rajah palm, and Malay: pinang rajah, Cyrtostachys renda is a thin multi-stemmed, moderate developing, grouping palm tree. It can develop to 16 meters (52 feet) tall. It has a red to brilliant red shaded crownshaft and leaf sheath, making it unmistakable from every single other species of Arecaceae.
The plant’s stipe grows up to 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) in measurement. Its petioles grow up to 15 centimeters (5.9 inches) long and have pinnate leaves have around 50 sets of pinnae. The plant’s organic products are ovoid, 1.4 centimeters (0.55 inches) in distance across, green, going to a dull pale blue dark when ready.