I have checked wood database but what I have learned is that the apparently not-so-subtle difference you can see to truly distinguish the different woods is how the end grain looks.... I however, still can't tell one from the other in this case.
I have about a 4x6x20" block of it and I'm working on coming up with a use for it in the wood shop... It has been quite fun to work with on the very small projects I have done so far, but I'm waiting on further inspiration currently!
For the most part it doesn't really matter what it is I have, but I love that Lignum Vitae means "tree of life" and i did the quirky thing of hand carving my partner's engagement ring out of the wood in question with a copper leaf inset... (I wasn't actually intending on her wearing it but that's a long story)...
Last edited by Dowen; 07-03-2020 at 12:20 AM.