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  • Snakewood

    BOTANIC NAME: Piratinera Guianensis

    COMMOM NAMES: Snakewood, Amourette.

    ORIGIN:  South America

    DESCRIPTION:  Density 1210 Kg/m3. Reddish brown, with contrasting darker brown or black patches. Colour tends to darken and homogenize with age. Grain is straight, with a fine even texture. High natural luster.

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Snakewood is extremely dense, and has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. Snakewood also tends to be quite brittle and can splinter easily while being worked. Turns well and finishes to a high polish.

    DRYING: Drying speed is slow. Risk of deformation.

    USES: Inlay, veneer, violin bows, tool handles, and other small turned or specialty objects.