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Item 830050
Model Bocote 3x3x12

Woodcraft Woodshop - Bocote 3" x 3" x 12" Wood Turning Stock

$34.99

Bocote (Cordia spp.) has a yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes. Color tends to darken with age. Also, the grain patterning can be quite striking, particularly on...

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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. Also, 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.
  • Central America
  • Machines well
  • Aesthetic attributes

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    Cracked

    This is pretty but it developed many cracks as soon as the wax came off the ends. I did use a couple pieces for a pepper mill and crossing my fingers that it won't crack further and ruin the piece, which was a gift. Frankly, I'm not sure what these waxed woods are supposed to be used for if they crack and split, or maybe they shouldn't be sold here in AZ...

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