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post #1 of 6 Old 05-03-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Wood gloat-Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry)

The husband of one of my co-workers builds high end homes here in the Pacific NW and had some jatoba hardwood flooring cut-offs that he saved from the landfill for me. 51 board feet. 3.25" or 4.75" from 12 to 24" with a few 36" thrown in there. Some with typical jatoba grain, some with rather interesting features.

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I'll be saving some of this for smaller projects and milling some of the smaller pieces down to pen blanks. Stay tuned, some of this will become available for trade.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I love finding wood like this. I'm older I don't throw any wood away if it's hard wood.


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I love jatoba. I frequent a certain dumpster in the area that has a lot of flooring cut offs/rejects and just scored a bunch the other day. I used a piece to make my wife a thread spool holder the other day and it looks just gorgeous finished. I love how it works to, very easily with a handplane though it tends to burn a little when I use my router. Beautiful wood, congrats on the score.
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That's some nice looking wood. I don't believe I've ever seen Jatoba wood before. I like the wood in the center picture best. It has a grain that looks similar to teak but the wood looks harder.
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Jatoba is gorgeous. One of the lesser used tonewoods. I'd love to make a guitar top using some of that pretty stuff!

Man, I'd give some precious body parts to have contacts like that in the wood biz.

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Great score! That's a lot of box making and picture frame stock right there. Congrats!

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