for Chakte viga--see below
This wood, also called Brazilwood
is now very rare and in the near future will be unavailable, most likely
for many years. It can be used for certain musical instruments, as
a dye wood, and makes an excellent turning wood capable of taking fine
detail. It finishes to a very fine gloss through sanding alone.
Do not confuse it with Chakte viga, a possibly related wood that has somewhat
different properties and color. Pernambuco sometimes looks like the
picture above, but may be darker or lighter or have a few gray pastels
intermixed. Expect grey pastels in some pieces, and these look
good as an accent to the orange color.
Cannot be shipped outside the USA unless you have a permit.