4/4 cocobolo brut Select KD
From Central America and Mexico, cocobolo is a dark reddish brown to orange wood. It is mainly used for turning, carving and engraving. It can also be used to make handles for knives, tools, jewelry, inlays and furniture.
Grain is straight to interlocked, with a fine even texture. Cocobolo has a good natural luster.
Rated as very durable, and also resistant to insect attack. Its natural oils are reported to give it good resistance to degrade from wet/dry cycles.
Due to the high oil content found in this wood, it can occasionally cause problems with gluing. Also, the wood’s color can bleed into surrounding wood when applying a finish, so care must be taken on the initial seal coats not to smear the wood’s color/oils into surrounding areas. Tearout can occur during planing if interlocked grain is present; the wood also has a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges/tools due to its high density. Cocobolo has excellent turning properties.