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  • Purpleheart and Red Cumaru

    Have you used these woods? What has been your experiences with them?
    Both are presently on sale at Woodcraft.


  • #2
    I have used Purple heart. It is hard but nice to work with, but it will turn brown in time.
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    • #3
      If you don't already use packing tape, you'll need it for the purpleheart, because it burns easily. Like Rolf said, it's hard. I'm usually cutting inch-thick stuff and don't find it particularly easy to work with. Somewhere in between cherry/maple and wenge/bubinga.


      • #4
        The purpleheart I've used will turn brown where I sand it but reverts back to it's purple color after being in the sun a while. It is hard to cut as the others posted, but I like using it.


        • #5
          Purple Heart

          I used Purple Heart to line this box. Worked out well I think!
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