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#1 posted 03-25-2012 05:58 PM

Great stuff Joey, have at it. Larrys website has an article about its beneficial properties from a hand tool perspective, but it also made some of the most beautiful cabinets I’ve ever seen. Flecking from the rays on quartersawn cuts will get most woodworkers going. Matt Bickford has proof. :)

As a side note, try to make sure your chechen is fully dried & not containing any bark or sap before you have at it. Chechem is Metopium brownei, aka Black Poisonwood. The sap from the live plant is something you do not want to become familiar with. When you are on vacation. Drunk. On a Key in Florida. Just saying.

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