It’s a very hard wood to work. It will dull anything it touches, tools will need constant sharpening. Pilot holes are a must. Careful of the dust as well, people can be highly allergic or can become allergic while working with it. Careful of splinters as well, they can become infected. Gluing can be an issue as well, it has to be chemically cleaned before gluing to remote the oils temporarily so it can set.