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    I picked up some wood scraps at a cabinet shop. The workers said it was brazilian cherry.It has the grain like black cherry but with the open pores like mahogony. its hard as rock. has amyone carved this stuff? it doesn't chip out or splinter. i'm think of just making a mallet out of it instead of carving it. and using some for bases.
    macktruck
    Honey, Where are the band-aids, again?

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    Re: brazilian cherry

    it sounds exactly like the wood 'Acana' a wood from the Caribbean I have used it , forget the knife ,like you said,it is as hard as a rock and as heavy ,it is hard to get details too ,powertools do the job alright if you use carbide burrs, the color is gorgious if left natural . I hope this helps
    Alice in Wonderland

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      Re: brazilian cherry

      thanks alice. I also picked up a 4'x4'x3ft walnut and a 3'x3'x4ft mahogany board think I'll work on those first. some times i'm amazed at the wood people throw away.
      thanks macktruck
      Honey, Where are the band-aids, again?

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        Re: brazilian cherry

        Mack,

        Did you also pick up the 4x4 walnut as 'scrap' from the cabinet shop?

        It sounds like I may need to visit some cabinet shops in my area.

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