Goncalo Alves is one of the most exotic woods from Brazil. Its rich, contrasting colors, striped patterns, and figure set it apart as an exquisite choice for a variety of projects. This high quality stock is completely wax sealed and has been slowly air drying for over 2 years, though it does contain residual moisture. We recommend twice turning this wood. When twice turning, make sure to cover the wood as it's prone to check quickly (Any questions about the process? We can help). Goncalo Alves is dense and naturally oily, making it a clear choice for natural high polished turnery. This is one of the owners favorite woods!