Caesalpinia platyloba. Chakte Viga, also known as Mexican Pernambuco, is very easy to work. It has a nice orange color that darkens with time and often is strongly iridescent. A moderately hard wood, it is easy to work and has a slight odor when working. Grows in Central America
Turns light when fresh cut, but turns orange again soon
Excellent stock for bowl blank
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.