Bocote Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

Bocote Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

$18.00 ea.

1-4 $18.00 ea.
5+ $16.20 ea. (10% off)
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Bocote Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

Get ready to work with the finest wood squares you've ever seen, they're ready to be turned into whatever you can imagine, such as furniture parts, table legs, small accessories, handles, artwork and other fine woodworking projects.
Why Choose Bocote?

Often highly figured with eyes. Hard and heavy. Appears oily with a medium luster. Takes a natural polish. Not difficult to work. Finishes very smoothly.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 2"
Width 2"
Length 18"
Grade Air dried and end-waxed
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

About Bocote (Cordia elaeagnoides)

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Weight

4.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
30.45% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2200

Janka Rating
70.54% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.74

Specific Gravity
15.62% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Bocote tree grows
Bocote is an exotic wood from Latin America

Often highly figured with eyes. Hard and heavy. Appears oily with a medium luster. Takes a natural polish. Not difficult to work. Finishes very smoothly.

color of Bocote
Color Range
Greenish yellow to golden brown with dark stripes.
the Bocote tree
What's The Tree Like?
Small to medium sized tree sometimes 100 feet tall.
other names for Bocote
Other Names
Anacahuite, Bocote, Bois de rose, Canalete, Cordia- Light American, Cupane, Ecuador laurel, Laurel, Laurel de costa, Laurel negro, Peterebi, Salmwood, Siricote
uses for Bocote
Some Typical Uses
Cabinetmaking, musical instruments, Joinery, Turnings, Balusters, Bedroom suites, Chairs, Chests, Desks, Dowels, Drawer sides, Excelsior, Figured veneer, Flooring, Furniture components, Furniture squares or stock, Interior construction, Kitchen cabinets, Moldings, Office furniture, Parquet flooring, veneer, TV cabinets, Rustic furniture, Stairs, Stools, Tables, Trim, Utility furniture, Wardrobes
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5
September 4th, 2021
Verified Buyer
jonny
ca.
Hobbyist Woodworker
bocote turning block
a very heavy wood that has beautiful dark stripes among the golden colors ..easy to work with ..polishes well ..you must seal with a wood sealer to finish otherwise the natural oils in this wood will not let your oil finish dry ..once I figured that out it has become one of my favorites ..
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
5
November 13th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Terence
Williston Park NY
First Hardwood Project
I bought one of these turning squares for my first hardwood project, a pair of pop tops. This wood was a delight to work with and the grain is absolutely gorgeous. The piece I received was milled perfectly with no knots or cracks and was easy to resaw. Will definitely be buying again!
5
March 4th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Bill
San Diego
New Woodworker
Flute
Bocote, the grain is amazing, what a cool looking flute.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
5
February 13th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Bill
San Diego
Flute
Looks amazing, sounds great and have had so many compliments. Good pick.
5
September 2nd, 2016
Verified Buyer
Chip Clark
CA
The Best!
This is the best Bocote I've managed to find so far. I use these squares for inlay work, and with them being perfectly milled makes the resaw much easier.
5
September 2nd, 2016
Verified Buyer
Janet
Texas
Perfect
Perfect, no knots or cracks
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