Machiche (Lonchocarpus castilloi) has its habitat mainly in southeastern Mexico, but also grows in Guatemala and Belize. Because of similarities, Machiche is also called Caribbean cherry. Machiche belongs to the Legominosen and is therefore closely related to Jatoba, merbau and rosewood.
The wood is heavy, hard and has a reddish brown color. It works relatively well. The exuding fragrance during processing is quite pleasant. It is used in the construction of high-quality furniture, as decorative veneers, in interior design, in flooring as floorboards and parquet and decorative arts and crafts such as turning.
Dimensions: approx. 125 x 40 x 10 mm
The shown is a sample pair of scales, you'll get a similar piece
The piece is dry and can be processed immediately
The handle block is sanded and coated with a layer of shellac.
This allows you to see exactly the color you will obtain.
Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.