Cocobolo (Dalbergia tucurensis) comes from Central America and grows along the Pacific coast, but mainly in Nicaragua. It is a true rosewood and has the highest fat content of its kind. Often it just needs a polish without any other surface treatment. Only the heartwood is used; when freshly cut, it can range from a dark orange to a deep red. Although the pale yellow sapwood can be a very nice contrast. The wood darkens over time and under the influence of UV light.
The wood is very hard and dense. It is used for tool handles and knife handles, musical instruments (woodwinds), but also sticks and brushes. It is also popular for use in sculpture and carving.
Dimensions: approx. 125 x 40 x 10 mm
You will get the shown pair of scales!
The piece is dry and can be processed immediately.
The scales is sanded and coated with a layer of shellac.
This allows you to see exactly the color you will obtain.
Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.