OTHER COMMON NAMES:
African Cocobolo, African Sandalwood, Tambotie, Tambootie,Tambuti
Tamboti wood is most frequently used in carving and turning applications, as well as in the building of fine furniture.
AVG BENDING STRENGTH:
This prized African hardwood has a rich, dark brown color with breathtaking figuring.
Tamboti exhibits a very high luster.
Very little dimensional movement has been reported.
Somewhat prone to heart rot, Tamboti is otherwise considered to be durable.
The density of Tamboti wood can result in a significant blunting effect on cutting edges.
Somewhat resistant to cutting operations, Tamboti is best worked with very sharp tools.
Tamboti is a very desirable wood for use on the woodworking lathe, turning easily into a variety of small projects.
Hardness and density creates some difficulties during boring operations.
Relatively high oil content can cause some problems when gluing.
Polishes to a satiny luster.
Care should be taken when finishing, due to the high oil content in Tamboti wood.