Frogwood® is a USA made coloured laminated birch hardwood fabricated using layers of dyed wood in bold colours for impressive and distinctive finished products. Frogwood® is lighter than high density or phenolic products, making it a great choice for handmade pens.
Use very sharp cutting tools, carbide if possible. Medium spindle speed for turning with low to medium feed rate for roughing. High spindle speed low feed rate for finishing. Consider this material like cutting cherry not soft like pine or hard like ash. The material is birch which has been bonded together with an adhesive under pressure which tends to make it slightly harder.
Frogwood® is made from birch, a reasonably open-grained material. This takes well to all types of shellacs, Polyurethanes and other surface finishes. This material can also be finished with CA glue finish if desired. In our experience when producing finished products using this material, many customers preferred a simple high polish waxed finish.
Similar to Webbwood™, Spectraply® & Rutland Colorwood®