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Jatoba is sometimes referred to as "Brazilian Cherry". It's coloring is a little like cherry but it is much harder than cherry.

I have used it on some small pieces (boxes). I do quite a bit of work with the extra hard exotics (bloodwood, bubinga, paduck, goncola alves, ipe, etc.) I don't find the jatoba to be any more difficult to work with than these other extra hard woods. It's a pretty wood and it is relatively inexpensive. Unlike the various rosewoods I work with, it is not oily and it glues up very nicely.
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