Skittle Pins and Balls
Lignum Vitae is a Hardwood which comes from the Rainforest; however it is now listed on the CITES List of Endangered Species; this means it is extremely difficult to source, there is limited availability and the quality of the timber available now is not as good as previously. There are few timber merchants who will now import it into the UK. As a result if teams still requirewooden skittle balls they need to look at alternative materials,
|Species||Angelim Vermelho||Argentine Lignum||Genuine Lignum|
|Botanical Name||Dinizia Excelsa||Bulnesia Sarmientoi||Guaiacum Officinale|
|Janka Hardness lbf||3374||3975||4390|
|Modules Of Rupture lbf/in2||20823||25730||18450|
|Modules of Elasticity lbf/in2||2079916||2272000||2043000|
|Crushing Strength lbf/in2||11321||10830||12200|
|Tree Diameter||3-4'||1-1 1/2'||1-1 1/2'|
|Grain||Interlocked||Straight to Spiraled or Slightly Interlocked||Interlocked|
|Oils or Resin Present||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Texture||Average to Course||Fine||Fine|
|Durability||Very Durable||Very Durable||Very Durable|
|Availability||No Commercial Restriction||Heavily Restricted||Heavily Restricted|
|Machinability||Difficult Due To High Density||Difficult Due To High Density||Difficult Due To High Density|
This heavy construction timber readily available and should be of a consistent quality to turn good quality sets of skittle balls from for many years. It is also available in larger sizes therefore it should be possible to manufacture sets upto 6" diameter.
For further information, or a general enquiry regarding Skittle Balls and Skittle Pins please contact us by telephone, or email .
The Current Warm Weather may be good for the Sun Tan, but is not ideal for Wooden items like Skittle Pins and Skittle Balls, as they can dry out and crack.
To ensure your items last longer please remember to store in a Cool and dry location and if necessary rub down with some linseed oil. Please visit our "Looking After Your Wooden Skittle Pins and Skittle Balls" Page link on the Products page; for further advise