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#1 posted 12-22-2012 01:02 AM

It’s a beautiful wood, and I love to work with it. You should know a few things, however. First you don’t want to breathe the dust. Wear a mask. Second, its a very oily wood. I wipe the surfaces with mineral spirits before gluing. And the last thing I can offer, because the wood is so oily it doesn’t like polyp or topcoat finishes. I struggled with this until I finally learner that a paste wax only finish is beautiful on cocobolo. It great. Good luck with it!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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