This section is from the book "Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual For Handicraftsmen And Amateurs", by Edward Spon. Also available from Amazon: Spons' Mechanics' Own Book.
Easy to work, and of a vivid red tint, which, however, loses brilliancy with age. It is very liable to be worm-eaten, and is only used in sculpture in making little boxes.
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