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General Description
 
Working Properties for: Hymenaea courbaril
 

Blunting Effect

Blunting effect on cutters is rated as moderate.


Cutting Resistance

The wood is reported to be difficult to saw because of its high density.


Planing

The wood is reported to be difficult to plane because of interlocked grain which may produce woolly planed surfaces. Carbide tipped tools and a reduced cutting angle of 20 degrees are recommended.


Turning

The wood is reported to be fairly difficult to turn but smooth, turned surfaces can be achieved.


Moulding

Moulding operations are reported to be fairly difficult.


Boring

The wood is fairly difficult to bore.


Mortising

The material is reported to be fairly difficult to mortise.





Gluing


Gluing characteristics are reported to be fair.


Nailing

The wood is reported to have very poor nailing characteristics, but it holds nails well.


Screwing

Pre-boring is recommended before screwing, but screw-holding properties are reported to be good.


Sanding

Sanding qualities are reported to be good.


Polishing

The wood is reported to have satisfactory polishing characteristics.


Staining

The wood stains well.


Varnishing

The wood has excellent varnishing characteristics.


Steam Bending

This species is characterized by good steam bending properties and is reported to compare favorably with red oak.


Response to Hand Tools

The wood is reported to respond fairly poorly to hand tools.