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Forum topic by ScrubPlane posted 08-17-2013 11:33 PM 1518 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2013 11:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cocobolo lathe turning

I just completed this bowl from cocobolo and finished with a walnut oil and carnuba paste wax finish. This is a great turning wood and can recommend it to anyone even though it is a bit pricey, the dust can be a nuisance to asthmatics, and it will dull your tools/bits relatively quickly.

Question…does anyone know a wood with similar properties?


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#1 posted 08-18-2013 01:23 AM

Scrub that is very very nice. I have to admit, I love anything made with Cocobolo.

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 02:27 AM

cocobolo definitely has nice looking qualities…nice bowl…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 12:53 PM

I want it.

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#4 posted 08-18-2013 01:30 PM

The site attached has competitive prices for Cocobolo…can anyone suggest a better resource??? Thanks…

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#5 posted 08-18-2013 02:43 PM

Yea. Guapinol (Hymenaea courbaril) you can actually drill and tap it it’s so hard. It too has a natural oil. Take it as fine as you can and wax it just like Cocobolo. It’s darker and doesn’t have as much figure.Somebody walking by might guess Teak heartwood.
I’ve got a lot of it here at the botanical garden I cut monster branches off for projects.

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#6 posted 08-28-2013 10:42 PM

Another excellent source for Cocobolo is Diamond Tropical Hardwoods ( located in Sellersville, PA. They ship all over the world. A fellow woodworker and I were up there today and they have an unbelievable selection of Cocobolo and other tropical species at very fair prices. Given them a look – I think you will be favorably impressed.


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#7 posted 08-28-2013 10:53 PM

Nice bowl. Love the dog too… :)

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#8 posted 08-28-2013 11:35 PM

Thank you all for the suggestions and positive comments…

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