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Bocotee was box …

Also known as Mexican Rosewood, Bocotee is a great box making wood. Shear cuts and scrapes well. An all round nice wood to turn. I always finish mine in oil since the wood is oily to begin with . Sadly, the striking grain can fade and darken with time.  I like the two beads defining the transition between the top and bottom of the box.

Tambootee box …

Another close-grained wood to make small boxes from. This one has a wonderful perfumed aroma when being turned. Very close-grained and nice to cut, ideal for this project. A nice finish on the lid and base is obtained by scraping; I use a skew chisel for the task, ground such that the cutting edge has a slight curve.

Snowy shavings

Paul

 

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2 Comments

  1. hope your not too cold in your shed Paul. Are you tying any flies today. Regards Anne

    • Hi Anne

      Its freezing in the shed (last night and this morning), just come in for a cuppa going to make a burnishing tool (for floss work in fly dressing), will post the photos on the blog this afternoon. Will also be dressing and framing flies this afternoon in a warmer environment. Have a new type of frame to experiment with. Also going to take my new 24 ct Gold 1974 ABU apart that has just arrived ….

      Warm regards

      Mr P


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  1. […] Paul Little currently snow bound in Cumbria, is wood turning and thinking fishing Bocotee was box … Also known as Mexican Rosewood, Bocotee is a great box making wood. Shear cuts and scrapes well. An all round nice wood to turn. I always finish mine in oil since the wood is oily to begin with . Sadly, the striking grain can fade and darken with time.  I like the two beads defining the transition between the top and bottom of the box. Tambootee box … Another close-grained wood to make small boxes from. This one has a wonder … Read More […]

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