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Pernambuco
(caeselpina echinata)

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.




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Pernambuco pen blank
No Shipping outside the USA, restricted

Price: $7.00 each,
maximum of 3 per order, rare.

Qty: 






Click the photo to see side 2.
Real pernambuco is basically gone from the market, it is uncommon to see a piece for sale. These pieces were reportedly professionally identified by a USDA forestry lab to prove they are pernambuco. Cannot be shipped outside USA. All are dry.

SPECIAL PRICING ON THESE HIGH QUALITY PIECES!


No surprises: ALL four sides of visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

We have the ability to cut more 1 x 1's in pernambuco, let us know if you'd like some. We'll also get them back on here soon as possible.



Chakte-viga
caesalpina platyloba


Chakte-viga is a wood that is a close relative of pernambuco.  It grows in Central America and in Northern South America.  The wood has a very fine grain and works very much the same as pernambuco.  It tends to be an orange-yellow color (occasionally very light orange) upon cutting and then turns a deep reddish orange over time.  Its the best orange wood available and reportedly turns/works well.  Some may have black lines, most have few or none.  Economically priced for such a nice wood and is less than half the price of pernambuco.  It is allowed to be shipped internationally. Often looks lighter when fresh cut but turns orange again soon.

 
 

Chakte-viga Pen Blank 3/4
Price: $2.00
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Chakte viga, close relative of pernambuco. Some of these could actually be pernambuco, so we cannot send them outside the USA. Waxed and partly dried, but at a great price. If you prefer to buy at the lowest price possible this is the way to do it. We call these Bulk Buys and this is similar to what you would buy from the big catalog stores. However, unlike them, we have pulled out any that have obvious checks or cracks. .

Chakte-viga 1.5 x 1.5 x 18
Waxed/bulk buy deal

Price: $8.00
Qty: 






Click the photo to see side 2.
Chakte viga . Dried over a long time, this wood must be dried quite slowly in thicknesses over 1 inch or it will crack.

Some natural black streaks on some pieces. Slight figure on some.


Chakte Viga piece 13
1.5+ x 1.5+ x 18 inches

Price: $13.00

Chakte Viga piece 14
1.5+ x 1.5+ x 18 inches

Price: $13.00

Chakte Viga piece 15
1.5+ x 1.5+ x 18 inches

Price: $13.00

Chakte Viga piece 16
1.5+ x 1.5+ x 18 inches

Price: $13.00

Chakte Viga piece 17
1.5+ x 1.5+ x 18 inches

Price: $13.00

Chakte Viga piece 18
1.5+ x 1.5+ x 18 inches

Price: $13.00

Chakte Viga piece 19
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches

Price: $9.00

Chakte Viga piece 20
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 10.5 inches

Price: $7.80

Chakte Viga piece 21
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 7 inches

Price: $9.00





Click the photo to see side 2.
Chakte viga with figure. Dried over a long time, this wood must be dried quite slowly in thicknesses over 1 inch or it will crack

. Notes: pieces marked 2 x 2 x 12 are 1 7/8 to 2 inches square by 12 inches long. Also, there is a knot visible on side 4 of piece 25


No surprises: ALL four sides of visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

Chakte Viga piece 22
2 x 2 x 12 inches

Price: $21.00

Chakte Viga piece 24
2 x 2 x 12 inches

Price: $25.00

Chakte Viga piece 25
2 x 2 x 12 inches

Price: $25.00

Chakte Viga piece 27
2 x 2 x 12 inches

Price: $18.00

Chakte Viga piece 28
1 3/8+ x 1 3/8+ x 9.5 inches

Price: $12.00

Chakte Viga piece 29
1.25 x 1.25 x 8 inches

Price: $9.50

Chakte Viga piece 30
1 x 1 x 8 inches

Price: $6.00

Chakte Viga piece 31
1.25 x 1.25 x 6.25 inches

Price: $6.00

Chakte Viga piece 32
1 3/8+ x 1 3/8+ x 5.5 inches

Price: $8.00





Click the photo to see side 2.
Chakte viga Dried over a long time, this wood must be dried quite slowly in thicknesses over 1 inch or it will crack.

These pieces have not lost any weight in over 2 months (even in front of a box fan), so we've concluded they are dry.


Chakte Viga piece 37
2 x 2 x 12 inches

Price: $11.50

Chakte Viga piece 39
2 x 2 x 12 inches

Price: $11.50

Chakte Viga piece 40
2 x 2 x 12 inches

Price: $11.50

Chakte Viga piece 41
2 x 2 x 12 inches

Price: $11.50

 




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