Bocote

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. 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 boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to a tobacco brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.
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Left to Right: W27968, W27969

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Mexican Bocote

W27968
$34.50
Qty: 1
W27969
$26.50
Qty: 1
W27968 specs:
4 lbs. 30-1/8″ x 3-1/16″ x 3/4″
W27969 specs:
4 lbs. 34-1/4″ x 2-5/16″ x 13/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional knot with a check. There may also be a minor surface check in some boards. Expect a 1/8″ bow or crown on longer boards. These boards would be great for 50/50 contrast pens!

W27968: There are knots with checks at one end. 1-1/2″ check on numbered face half way down board. There is a live edge on this board. Has great color!
W27969: 3/16″ crown.

Left to Right: W27966, W27967

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Mexican Bocote

W27966
$27.90
Qty: 1
W27967
$26.50
Qty: 1
W27966 specs:
4 lbs. 36-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ x 13/16″
W27967 specs:
4 lbs. 29-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional knot with a check. There may also be a minor surface check in some boards. Expect a 1/8″ bow or crown on longer boards. These boards would be great for 50/50 contrast pens!

W27967: 3/16″ bow.

Left to Right: W27964, W27965

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Mexican Bocote

W27964
$39.99
Qty: 1
W27965
$19.50
Qty: 1
W27964 specs:
4 lbs. 29″ x 2-7/8″ x 7/8″
W27965 specs:
4 lbs. 34-1/8″ x 2-9/16″ x 13/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional knot with a check. There may also be a minor surface check in some boards. Expect a 1/8″ bow or crown on longer boards. These boards would be great for 50/50 contrast pens!

W27964: There are a few small burl clusters at one end. There is a 1″ check.
W27965: Live edge at one end. There are approximately a dozen checks on sapwood face. Sold AS IS.

Left to Right: W27962, W27963

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Mexican Bocote

W27962
$27.99
Qty: 1
W27963
$39.99
SOLD OUT
W27962 specs:
4 lbs. 32-1/4″ x 3″ x 13/16″
W27963 specs:
4 lbs. 29-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional knot with a check. There may also be a minor surface check in some boards. Expect a 1/8″ bow or crown on longer boards. These boards would be great for 50/50 contrast pens!

W27962: Slight live edge at end.
W27963: There are two knots and a live edge at one end.

Left to Right: W27960, W27961

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Mexican Bocote

W27960
$32.99
Qty: 1
W27961
$32.50
Qty: 1
W27960 specs:
4 lbs. 32-3/16″ x 3-1/16″ x 7/8″
W27961 specs:
4 lbs. 30-1/8″ x 3-3/8″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional knot with a check. There may also be a minor surface check in some boards. Expect a 1/8″ bow or crown on longer boards. These boards would be great for 50/50 contrast pens!

W27960: Slight planer skip. Two live edges at one end.
W27961: Nice clean board.

Left to Right: W27958, W27959

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Mexican Bocote

W27958
$33.50
Qty: 1
W27959
$32.50
Qty: 1
W27958 specs:
4 lbs. 36-3/8″ x 2-11/16″ x 13/16″
W27959 specs:
5 lbs. 36-3/16″ x 3″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional knot with a check. There may also be a minor surface check in some boards. Expect a 1/8″ bow or crown on longer boards. These boards would be great for 50/50 contrast pens!

W27958: Slight live edge. There are a couple checks in burl eyes.
W27959: 3/16″ bow. There is a 2″ check on one face.

Left to Right: W27956, W27957

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Mexican Bocote

W27956
$24.50
Qty: 1
W27957
$39.75
Qty: 1
W27956 specs:
4 lbs. 31-1/16″ x 3-1/16″ x 15/16″
W27957 specs:
4 lbs. 36-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional knot with a check. There may also be a minor surface check in some boards. Expect a 1/8″ bow or crown on longer boards. These boards would be great for 50/50 contrast pens!

W27956: There is a full length check on the heartwood/sapwood boundary on one face. There are rough edges on this piece. Sold AS IS. Would be ideal for small projects.
W27957: There is one knot.

Left to Right: W27954, W27955

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Mexican Bocote

W27954
$39.95
Qty: 1
W27955
$32.99
Qty: 1
W27954 specs:
5 lbs. 36-1/8″ x 3″ x 7/8″
W27955 specs:
4 lbs. 29-1/16″ x 3-1/8″ x 15/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional knot with a check. There may also be a minor surface check in some boards. Expect a 1/8″ bow or crown on longer boards. These boards would be great for 50/50 contrast pens!

W27955: There is one knot.

Left to Right: W27952, W27953

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Mexican Bocote

W27952
$37.50
Qty: 1
W27953
$47.50
Qty: 1
W27952 specs:
4 lbs. 36-1/4″ x 3″ x 7/8″
W27953 specs:
5 lbs. 33-1/8″ x 3-1/4″ x 13/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional knot with a check. There may also be a minor surface check in some boards. Expect a 1/8″ bow or crown on longer boards. These boards would be great for 50/50 contrast pens!

W27952: There is a knot and a 3/16″ bow.
W27953: Nice wild grain! 3/16″ bow.

Left to Right: W27950, W27951

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Mexican Bocote

W27950
$39.99
Qty: 1
W27951
$32.50
Qty: 1
W27950 specs:
5 lbs. 36-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ x 3/4″
W27951 specs:
4 lbs. 36-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ x 13/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional knot with a check. There may also be a minor surface check in some boards. Expect a 1/8″ bow or crown on longer boards. These boards would be great for 50/50 contrast pens!

W27950: There is a slight live edge at one end. Planer skip on one face.
W27951: There is a a knot and a slight live edge at end.

Left to Right: W27760, W27761

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Bocote Turning Square

W27760
$19.50
SOLD OUT
W27761
$19.50
Qty: 1
W27760 specs:
3 lbs. 22-1/4″ x 1-5/16″ x 1-5/16″
W27761 specs:
3 lbs. 20-3/8″ x 1-5/16″ x 1-5/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Dry and ready to use. Surfaced on four sides.

W27760: There are a few bird’s eyes in this pieces. There is a small incursion 1/2″ from end.
W27761: Great stripes. There is a 1/4″ penetrating knot. Approximately 80 percent of the knot will turn away.

Left to Right: W27758, W27759

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Bocote Turning Square

W27758
$21.50
Qty: 1
W27759
$23.50
Qty: 1
W27758 specs:
3 lbs. 22-1/4″ x 1-5/16″ x 1-5/16″
W27759 specs:
3 lbs. 24″ x 1-5/16″ x 1-5/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Dry and ready to use. Surfaced on four sides.

W27758: There is a little planer skip at one end.
W27759: Fine grained. Intricate colors. Small incursion 2″ from end.

Left to Right: W27640, W27641

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Mexican Bocote

W27640
$42.50
Qty: 1
W27641
$29.50
SOLD OUT
W27640 specs:
3 lbs. 22-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″
W27641 specs:
3 lbs. 22-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Surfaced on all four sides with some planer skip present. Dry and ready to use.

W27640: There are several bark incursions. There is a lot of figure on this piece!

W27592

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Mexican Bocote Knife Blank

W27592
$19.99
SOLD OUT
W27592 specs:
2 lbs. 5-3/16″ x 1-5/8″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.

W27152

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Mexican Bocote

W27152
$29.99
Qty: 1
W27152 specs:
4 lbs. 24″ x 2-15/16″ x 3/4″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

The wood has a mixture of heartwood and sapwood in each board. There may be an occasional surface check, minor blemish, small sound knot (¼” crown in only a few boards). Excellent overall quality!  Surfaced on two sides with wax sealed ends.

There is a 4″ end check near edge.