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Goncalo Alves - 1/8" x 3" x 24"

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Goncalo Alves (Astronium graveolens) is a medium reddish-brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black. The color will darken with age, and the color variations on a board can often be dramatic. Grain can be straight, but is usually wavy or interlocked. Fine, uniform...

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Goncalo Alves (Astronium graveolens) is a medium reddish-brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black. The color will darken with age, and the color variations on a board can often be dramatic. Grain can be straight, but is usually wavy or interlocked. Fine, uniform texture with good natural luster. Goncalo Alves is generally not too difficult to work, despite its high density. Figured pieces with irregular grain can pose a challenge in planing and machining operations. Goncalo Alves can also have a moderate blunting effect on cutters. Common uses include flooring, veneers, furniture, cabinetry, carving, turned objects, and different little wood specialty objects like pool cues, sports bows, and knife handles.

Features:

  • Sometimes referred to as Tigerwood or Jobillo
  • Has superb stiffness, strength, hardness, and durability
  • Turns and finishes well
  • Native to Mexico and also found commonly in Brazil

Specifications:

  • Thickness: 1/8"
  • Width: 3"
  • Length: 24"

What's Included:

  • Goncalo Alves - 1/8" x 3" x 24" - Dimensional Lumber

Notes:

  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
  • Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.

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