Chakte Viga has heartwood that is bright orange to golden brown. Despite its high density, Chakte Viga generally responds well to most machining operations, though interlocked grain can result in tearout. It turns, glues, and finishes well. Common uses include inlays, furniture, flooring, and turned objects. Perhaps the closest relative to the more-famous Brazilwood (used for violin bows), Chakte Viga shares many of the same excellent acoustic properties. With great color, a smooth texture, and a unique iridescent quality that seems to shimmer under the proper wood finish, Chakte Viga has an almost subliminal cachet. 2" x 2" x 12" Spindle Turning Blank.