Cocobolo 2" x 6" x 6"
Cocobolo (Dalbergia sp) can be seen in a kaleidoscope of different colors, ranging from yellow, orange, red, and shades of brown with streaks of black or purple. The color turns deep orange red with exposure. It is a hard and heavy wood with irregular grain with a medium fine texture....
- Central America
- Hard and heavy wood
- Medium fine texture
- Excellent turning properties
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.
Articles & Blogs
Mention cocobolo to a group of luthiers, and you’ll likely get knowing nods and smiles. A renowned tonewood prized by instrument makers worldwide, this dense, tropical lumber is also a beautiful substitute for the rare Brazilian rosewood traditionally used for many guitar bodies. Sometimes called Nicaraguan rosewood, cocobolo is, in fact, a true member of the rosewood family.
Excellent carving wood
I have carved 7 or 8 cocobolo blocks like this into sculptures inspired by mathematics. The grain is beautiful, no cracks, and it polishes to a lovely finish. The dust smells good but should not be breathed while working, so ventilation and mask are essential.
A beautiful piece of wood
Turns well, though a little extra dusty on the end grain. Beautiful grain patterns and coloration.
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