Has anyone ever heard of this wood?

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Forum topic by willie posted 12-06-2011 01:08 AM 1380 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2011 01:08 AM

About 20 years ago the cabinet shop I worked at had a high end job of a dining room table and chairs. I was told that the wood we used was called “moradillo”. I was also told that it is now extinct. It is extremely dense and hard and looks like rosewood to me. I managed to get the leftover wood from this job and still have it. I remember that it was very hard to work with. Tough on all the saws and tools but would finish to a glasslike smoothness. Still not able to post pics but has anyone ever heard of this wood? I have about 17 bd ft. and am not sure what to do with it, if I can do anything with it. I know we went through a lot of bandsaw blades resawing our own veneers.

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#1 posted 12-06-2011 12:54 PM

Sounds like “Machaerium acutifolium”

These people still seem to sell it – “Bolivian Rosewood, Resembles Brazilian Rosewood”, as do some others.
WikiPedia (in Spanish) has an article if you search for the latin name

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