To introduce myself, I'm a college student learning to make things out of wood. I have a few years' experience working with jewelry, and spend enough time mucking about with acoustics and speaker design that I'm trying to learn how to work with it as well.
After looking for a fancy wood for a headphone project, I found a likely candidate: Regnas, otherwise known as borneo rosewood. Aside from a tendency to cause rashes and irritation when green, borneo rosewood seems to be a great wood - it's cheap, and when given a bit of wax or laquer takes on a color from bright red deep red color with black stripes.
The problem with this wood is that it's usually sold as turning stock, which I'm told can have too much moisture to be cut into thin slices or CNC milled without splitting or warping. How much moisture should I be looking for?