Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bocote Bottle Opener

Bocote is one of my most favorite woods to turn.  The grain is always fun and interesting. If you look at the base of this bottle opener the grain pattern jumps quite a bit.  Combined with the contrasting grains, and any project turned with Bocote always comes out well. This piece is just over 7 inches long. The wood is just over 4 1/2 inches long.

This Bocote bottle opener is priced at $35.  Please use the contact address in the about section if interested.

Bocote (Cordia spp.) has a yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes. Color tends to darken with age.  Bocote is often sourced from Mexico, Central America and South America.  On occasion, it can be found in Africa.

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