Also known as Bolivian rosewood or Pau Ferro.
Not a true rosewood, but very closely related and nearly identical in every way.
Recommended for experienced turners.
Wood contains a variety of colors: oranges, browns, reddish-browns, and black with occasional tones of purple.
This species is dense, straight grained, and turns extremely well. A pleasure to work with.
Cutting requires sharp tools.
Sands to a very high lusture, finishes easily, and is stable when dried.
This wood is very dense and will require slow drying and extended drying times.
This wood dries well, but slowly due to its density.
Air dried to between 12% and 20% moisture content
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