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Bocote Turning Blanks

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Bocote showcases bold patterning and dramatic stripes. Its golden brown backdrop is interspersed with deep chocolate veins and it has a fine texture that polishes beautifully. Despite its distinctive grain pattern, Bocote is delightfully easy to turn. These turning blanks are available in an assortment of sizes for bowls, platters, carvings, bottle stoppers, chess pieces, tool handles, table legs, spindles, finials, candlesticks and whatever else your imagination can conjure up!

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(1) Bocote Turning Blanks
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Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • Native to Central America and the West Indies.
  • Color: Golden brown heartwood with dark stripes; sapwood is pale.
  • Grain: Fairly straight.
  • Very hard and heavy.
  • Extremely resistant to rot and insect damage.
Blank Type Wood
Species Bocote
4.9 / 5.0
7 Reviews
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Great Grain
Beautiful wood. Great for many of the items I turn.
December 20, 2018
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very Pretty
nice material.. used for pens
January 22, 2018
over 5 years ago
Bocote is a great wood to...
Bocote is a great wood to turn, and although it is a hardwood- in my opinion it is a very soft one. I have always been pleased with the Bocote I order from Rockler and have done so numerous times. Frankly, I think their supply of Bocote usually looks much better than other suppliers I have tried. Typically their price for it is also lower.
January 2, 2011
I don't actually use these blanks...
I don't actually use these blanks for turning, I use them to hand carve one off handles for my files and knives, and also for letter openers and key chains for gifts. I also keep pieces on hand for making trim pieces for boxes of all nature. I too find it difficult to drill, but my carving knives and chisels seem to maintain a good edge throughout each piece with only need for stropping between pieces.
June 27, 2009
I was very surprised by Bocote....
I was very surprised by Bocote. The grain pattern is awesome. Easy to cut, no nicks just a really good quality wood that's fun to work with.
October 10, 2008
Wonderful wood to work with, by...
Wonderful wood to work with, by far one of my favorites. The grain pattern pops right out with the application of wax. Plus, it smells like dill pickles!
September 30, 2008
This wood turns well but is...
This wood turns well but is difficult to drill, you must continually clean the drill bit. It gives off a pleasant aroma when it is worked. It is a very hard wood which works well for my oyster knives. The piece that I recieved has nice pronounced grain. The color is dark brown and one of my knives came out with a very slight green tint, barley noticeable. I would highly recommend this wood.
March 7, 2009
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turned handles for 1/2" thick ferro rods
Joseph J on Mar 12, 2018
Replenishing stock.
Judith V on Feb 24, 2018
turned handles for 1/2" thick ferro rods
Joseph J on Mar 12, 2018
Looked interesting
James D on Mar 1, 2018
Replenishing stock.
Judith V on Feb 24, 2018
Had to get to 35.00 bucks.
Randal J on Jun 28, 2017
Low cost easy fun to turn
Mark S on Apr 25, 2017
Love it for knife handles and wanted to try turning a bowl with it.
Richard A on Apr 18, 2017
Nice wood, good price.
Wpop1 on Apr 14, 2017
These are great for making wizard wands for the kids.
John H on Apr 2, 2017
again the same as the black palm blank. i could not pass this up for the price.
samuel m on Mar 23, 2017
Price and color
Scott W on Jul 31, 2016
I do a lot of turning
Philip T on Jan 20, 2016
Needed for pen.
Steve on Oct 8, 2015
Easy to turn and beautiful wood.
Diane C on Jul 25, 2015
turning projects
Bob on Jul 20, 2015
THOMAS S on May 31, 2015
Turning a tap handle for my son-in-law. It is a beautiful piece of wood.
The old guy on May 1, 2015
Looked interesting
James D on Mar 1, 2018
Had to get to 35.00 bucks.
Randal J on Jun 28, 2017
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