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Bocote 3/8" x 1.5" x 5" Knife Scale 2pc

Item #131584
$5.25
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Bocote (Cordia spp.) has a yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes. Color tends to darken with age. The grain patterning can be quite striking, particularly on flatsawn areas. It's not uncommon to see many "eyes" and other figuring in bocote; though unlike knots, they do not seem to present any special challenges in machining. Some species may contain silica that will dull cutters. On the whole, bocote is easily worked and machined with good results. Although bocote has a fairly high amount of natural oils present, gluing is usually problem-free. Bocote also turns and finishes well. Common uses include fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring, veneer, boat-building, musical instruments, gunstocks, turned objects, and other small specialty wood items. Most species come from Mexico and Central/South America, though certain species occur in Africa. This micro-thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. 100 percent clear and sanded on both sides. Dimensions are +/- 1/8". Grain runs with the longest dimension.


  • Central America

  • Machines well

  • Aesthetic attributes




  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.

    Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.

    Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

    Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.

    Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
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    5.0

    very pleased

    By  Rickterscale

    from Fresno, CA

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    Comments about Bocote 3/8" x 1.5" x 5" Knife Scale 2pc :

    Beautiful wood, nicely milled and the two pieces match well. I used the wood for knife scales with Woodcraft's drop point knife. Word to the wise - I used a router and flush trim bit shape the scales to the tang. I tried routing the end grain at the butt of the knife, and got some nasty tearout. My fault of course. But it's very hard wood and will likely splinter if you use this method. Better to shape it with a sanding belt or file than to risk the tearout.

     
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    Very Poor Quality

    By  Looking for a new supplier

    from East Freetown MA

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    • Poor grain matching

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    • Knife making

    Comments about Bocote 3/8" x 1.5" x 5" Knife Scale 2pc :

    These made expensive fire wood. Not hand selected. Huge knot made one side unusable. Two sides grain did not match up, from two different boards or one board with a lot of distance between the two scales.

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