Woodworking with Ipe: Tips for Finishing and Machining

Ipe is a beautiful hardwood mostly used in the decking industry because it's a robust wood that can really withstand exposure to the elements. But it's also a fantastic wood to use in fine woodworking projects like furniture, cutting boards, picture frames, keepsake boxes, tables, patio furniture, desks, inlays and more. Some say it's a beast to work with, but not so if you're using the right tools. Here's a little bit about how to work with ipe, how to finish ipe with an oil or a lacquer, and an overview of what the wood is like.
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