Jatoba: (Hymenaea courbaril)
4/4 through 8/4 F1F & Btr
An exotic wood from South America, often referred to as Brazilian Cherry.
The colours range from medium brown to an amazing rich orange and red colour, sometimes with fine black lines running through the wood. It is harder then Maple, and thus hard on your tools, making sharp edges and quality abrasives essential... but well worth the work to bring out its incredible colour. Some boards look very much like teak, and in fact have used it as a much cheaper substitite for non-exterior applications.
Available in dimension stock and lumber.
Tool handles and other applications where good shock resistance is needed, steam-bent parts, flooring, turnery, furniture and cabinet work, railroad crossties tree-nails, gear cogs, wheel rims, and other specialty items.