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Pen #7


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Dec 2003 - Another pen made from wood purchased on the internet. The species is found in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, northern Guatemala, Belize, and from the Yucatan to Vera Cruz in Mexico. It is often found growing alongside Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota ) in calcareous soils. The grain is variable, but it is usually crossed or interlocked. The wood is attractive, but it is very hard, and dense, and has been compared to Brazilian rosewood. Careful selection and matching is essential because of wide color variations.