Bocote 3/8" x 1.5" x 5" Knife Scale 2pc
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...
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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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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.
Very Poor Quality
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.