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General Description
 
Working Properties for: Pterocymbium tinctorium
 

Cutting Resistance

Taluto is soft and weak, and is reported to be very easy saw. Quartersawn boards are reported to have a highly lustrous surface.


Machining Properties

The timber is reported to respond readily to ordinary tools in all machining operations, but it is rather difficult to surfaces, especially when it is not thoroughly seasoned. It requires very sharp tools to make smooth cut, particularly across the grain.


Response to Hand Tools

The timber is very soft and very light, and responds readily to hand tools with very sharp edges.