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Bocote Eurostyle pen in gold

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Project by scottb posted 1857 days ago 1907 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bocote is a hard, dense, tropical (West Indies and American Tropics) wood that is highly prized for its dramatic, wild striping. Bocote is favored by woodturners, fine furniture makers, cabinet makers, and gunsmiths (mostly for rifle stocks), among other wood artisans. It is also commonly used for flooring and veneer.

Also known as “Mexican Rosewood,” Bocote is indigenous to Central America, South America, and Mexico. The trees, known scientifically as Cordia elaeagnoides, are typically medium sized, but can reach heights of about 100 feet.

If its tough enough for flooring, it’ll certainly stand up to your correspondence.
Sanded and buffed smooth, finished with linseed oil and friction polish…

Now about that business card sized piece in the photo… hmmm, looks a it wants to be a ring.

This is the 11th project in my 30 projects in 30 days challenge

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#1 posted 1857 days ago

Nice. I like Bacote for pens also.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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darryl

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#2 posted 1857 days ago

bocote really does have some beautiful grain, doesn’t it.
sharp looking pen, nice work.

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Russel

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#3 posted 1857 days ago

Bacote does make a nice pen. And, I’ll bet a ring from that would look especially rich.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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