Goncalo Alves, also known as Tigerwood or South American Zebrawood originates on the East Coast of Brazil. Huge logs up to six feet in diameter are available, but these large logs usually lack the beautiful dark streaking that makes this wood so desirable. Naturally oily, the wood is dense and takes an incredible polish. We have exclusive arrangements with most of the large Brazilian mills to pull the most colorful and figured wood for our customers! This is usable for pens, knives, pistol grips, turned boxes, bowls, peppermills, intarsia, inlay, and many other fancy applications!
As of August 2014 these have been air dried for about a year but will have some residual moisture, surfaced on two sides with wax sealed ends. May have planer skip. See white crayon mark for checks. Nice stripes & curly grain! Prime material.
1/16" bow & crown. 8" end check and 6" end check. Several surface checks on numbered face that are 2-4" long. These are on the edge without fiddleback. The other face is mostly quarter sawn with heavy figure & color. There are no visible checks on it.