Always a satisfying experience
I have never used this species before (Goncola Alves) and decided to try it. Your info on the wood characteristics was certainly correct, it was heavy and hard. One thing to add, wear gloves when handling. The edges give up sprinters easily and are painful due to hardness of the wood. Your team sent a beautiful selection of wide boards that I will put to good use on my next project. Just a magnificent looking wood, almost doesn't need finishing, but where is the fun in that?