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Posted on What's this wood? Ipê? Jatobá?

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#1 posted 05-06-2011 02:19 PM

It looks like Jatoba to me. It’s also called Brazilian Cherry and it’s a very heavy, dense wood. The end grain will have a lot of tiny little dots on it, but they will be difficult to see with all those burn marks. And it has a distinctive smell (which is a piece of information that will do you no good unless you’ve smelled it before). Jatoba is a light orange/red when freshly cut, but it turns a deep reddish brown with exposure to air and light.

Save it for when you get a good table saw because it is very hard to work with, but it is VERY nice stuff!

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