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Traditionally known by the name Satine, now more commonly called Bloodwood, is commonly used for Carvings, trim, inlays, furniture, guitars, knife handles, and turned objects. Though it poses some challenges in working characteristics, its hardness, strength, and coloration make this a crimson favorite.
It´s difficult to work on account of its high density. It´s hard ´n heavy! The high contrast between the golden body and the much darker streaks give it an appearance somewhat similar to natural marble. It’s overall appearance is very similar to Zebrawood, though Marblewood tends to have a finer texture.
Leadwood´s not offered very often for sale, it´s occasionally available as small lumber. Prices are likely to be high for hardwood. Its tremendous density makes it difficult to plane and hard on cutting tools and saw blades! – BUT I MADE IT!
As a rare and small tree, prices for surfaced and milled Snakewood that display the characteristic snakeskin pattern are perhaps the most expensive of any exotic lumber worldwide.
In addition to its colorful figure, Snakewood is also among the densest and hardest of all wood species worldwide. Among woodworkers, it vies with Lignum Vitae as the heaviest wood in the world.
Jatoba is widely named “Brazilian Cherry,” exceptionally stiff, strong, and hard—representing a great value for woodworkers seeking high-strength, low-cost lumber.
Ipe is a difficult wood to work, being extremely hard and dense. It has excellent insect resistance and superb weathering characteristics (Ipe was used for the boardwalk along the beach of New York City’s Coney Island, and was said to have lasted 25 years before it needed to be replaced: an amazing lifespan given the amount of traffic and environmental stresses put upon the wood.)
Well, when it changed its destiny to be a bass – stop stompin´ on it :-)))