Originally Posted by B23
Joel, is this Bubinga anything like Iron Wood???
Hey, thanks for not making me buy a vowel but can I use my phone a friend or 50/50 to try and figure out what the heck your building?????
There are many different sub-species of Ironwood, but most people refer to the most common being Desert Ironwood which is actually harder than Bubinga on the Janka Scale. Ironwood is extremely difficult to work with, and dulls carbide cutters quickly. It has a tendency to become brittle due to it's extreme hardness. I made a stock out of it for a member here years ago, but just never took a liking to it. It's commonly used for knife scales, as it takes a high polish after sanding.