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Bocote 3/4 x 3/4 x 5 (5pks) diagonally cut blanks Diagonally cut blanks accentuate the wood grain and make great looking pens. They are a bit more expensive than their stright cut counterparts but the results are well worth it. Pack of 5
Species Information -
Commercial Name: Bocote Scientific Name:Cordia gerascanthus Other Names: Canalete, Anachuite, Baria, Cupane, Amapa asta, Louro pardo Geographical Origin: Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, northern Florida; Density: 48-65 lb/ft 3 Specific Gravity: 0.63 to 084 General Characteristics: heartwood is tobacco colored to reddish to dark brown with irregular black streaks; heartwood is clearly distinguishable from the grayish to yellowy sapwood; fine to medium oily texture with variable luster; grain is straight to variable; difficult to dry, being subject to surface checking and end splitting; distinctive ray fleck figure when quartersawn; The Tree: a small to large deciduous canopy tree which can reach a height of 120 feet and up to four feet in diameter; a straight cylindrical bole emanating from narrow buttresses; in Mexico the tree is often found in Tropical Dry zones; Workability: a very readily worked wood which can be finished to a very smooth surface with very distinctive figure Uses: turnery, rifle stocks, fine furniture, brush backs, humidors