guaiacum or true lignum vitae

Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum or True)

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guaiacum or true lignum vitae

Much like Osage Orange and Bois d’ Arc are virtually the same, just from different parts of the world, so too are Guaiacum and Argentinian Lignum Vitae. Guaiacum grows all over the Caribbean and in to parts of Florida and Mexico.

Lignum Vitae, or the Tree of Life, is an Iron Wood, that has a myriad of uses. From being one of the best self lubricating bearings for wet environments, to medicinal tea, this wood is a highly valued resource. It’s also the heaviest wood in the world. It was used as the main prop shaft bearing on the USS Nautilus, the  world’s first nuclear powered submarine as well as most of the Liberty Ships during WWII.

 

When fresh cut Guaiacum Lignum Vitae has a dark brown to dark tan coloration. Due to it’s over abundance of wax that makes it such a good self lubricating bearing, we do not need to add a finish to it. This means that as your dice ages they will take on dark olive green patina. The blonde sap wood, if present will maintain an over all blonde appearance as only the heart wood develops a strong patina.  This typically takes from a few days to a several months depending on the stock we receive. In general the older the item made from Lignum Vitae is, the richer the green coloration will be.

 

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    After having made your selection above, please choose the die/dice that you would like to have customize. For instance, if ordering a Full Polyhedral Set, you may have the entire set customized, just the d20, or only the six sided dice. Please note this option will set the price for Engraving options and Embellishments. 

    Engraving Options


    We offer 2 styles of engraving. Our standard engraving style burns the outline of the number on each face. This outline style of engraving works well with our Infill technique of Embellishment, and is great for adding a splash of cost effective color to your chosen dice. The second style of engraving we offer is a Raster Engraving style. This process burns solid numbers into each face of the dice and works very well with our Inlay techniques of Embellishment, which allows us to make use of real metal alloys and crush semiprecious stones. 


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    If you'd like to have your dice engraved in a custom font please upload your chosen font in True Type Font format (*.ttf). We will not accept any custom engraving work for copyright materials. Yes this means things like Aurebesh and Klingon are off limits.


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    We offer 2 styles of engraving. Our standard engraving style burns the outline of the number on each face. This outline style of engraving works well with our Infill technique of Embellishment, and is great for adding a splash of cost effective color to your chosen dice. The second style of engraving we offer is a Raster Engraving style. This process burns solid numbers into each face of the dice and works very well with our Inlay techniques of Embellishment, which allows us to make use of real metal alloys and crush semiprecious stones. 


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    If you'd like to have your dice engraved in a custom font please upload your chosen font in True Type Font format (*.ttf). We will not accept any custom engraving work for copyright materials. Yes this means things like Aurebesh and Klingon are off limits.


    • (max file size 2 MB) 63 $

    We offer 2 styles of engraving. Our standard engraving style burns the outline of the number on each face. This outline style of engraving works well with our Infill technique of Embellishment, and is great for adding a splash of cost effective color to your chosen dice. The second style of engraving we offer is a Raster Engraving style. This process burns solid numbers into each face of the dice and works very well with our Inlay techniques of Embellishment, which allows us to make use of real metal alloys and crush semiprecious stones. 


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    If you'd like to have your dice engraved in a custom font please upload your chosen font in True Type Font format (*.ttf). We will not accept any custom engraving work for copyright materials. Yes this means things like Aurebesh and Klingon are off limits.


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1 review for Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum or True)

  1. Is African Blackwood available for Dice? Very hard and very dense wood (used for Bagpipe drones and chanters) Looking for a set of dice that are dense and natural wood but feel like normal dice

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