Bocote Handle Block

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Bocote Wood Handle Block 

Bocote is a tree originating from South America, with a striking look that takes a good finish.

These are solid wooden blocks, about 30 x 40 x 120 mm in size and as a natural material might include cracks, voids or other issues.

We visually inspect every block before selling but cannot guarantee any hidden defects.

Bocote 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.

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 has a moderate scent when being worked that might resemble dill pickles.

Bocote has been shown to cause cross reactions once an allergic sensitivity to certain woods has been developed


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