I’ve just bought a little over 90bf of Jatoba that is amazing color, figure, straight, clear, and each board is over 7″ wide! I couldn’t help myself… and it was only a nickel more than Alder (why Alder is so expensive here I don’t know), and a almost $2(bf) cheaper than QS white oak or hard maple. I have a kid on the way and figure I have a LOT of furniture to make- might as well make it in one wood!
But I’ve been reading old posts and Googled around… “Severe blunting”?!?! YIPE! Is the HSS on my jointer and planer just going to disappear? Has anyone worked with a lot of Jatoba? What am I in for? Should I just buy some extra knives now? On the other hand I’m guessing that the crib is going to VERY kid proof.
So any advice would be welcome- good glues, # of knife sets to buy, stain suggestions… Thanks!