Thank you for the information. I have one knife with a scale of pistachio wood and one with olive wood, now I need another one with tamarind wood, all things I enjoy.phillipsted wrote:I've used spalted tamarind a few times and usually get it from a local hardwood vendor. I'm using it to build jewelry chests and other small items, so it isn't stabilized. It has a tendency to move a lot with humidity levels, so if you are going to use it on something like knife scales, it would be best to used stabilized wood.
As for the wood itself, it is fantastic! Dense, relatively fine grained, easy to work and takes a great finish. As with all spalted wood, you sometimes run across punky or soft areas where the rot has taken hold. But you can fix small spots with a bit of CA glue.
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