Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. This Central American hardwood is more plentiful than Ziricote so the cost is 25-35% less. Occasionally blanks will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to a tobacco brown while blacks remain. This blank is freshly cut and wax sealed. A minor check that will easily turn away may be present. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable. Check on edge present.