Cocobolo is by far one of my most favorite species to work, it finishes so well and the varying tones in each piece are always full of life. These have a standard one hitter metal bat but also have a poker within the dugout itself.
Besides its use in gun grips and knife handles, cocobolo is favored for fine inlay work for custom high-end cue sticks, police batons, pens, brush backs, and musical instruments, especially guitars, drums and basses. Some woodwind instruments, such as clarinets, oboes, and bagpipes, have been successfully made using cocobolo instead of the normal grenadilla (African blackwood). Further uses include veneers, bowls, jewelry boxes, duck and goose calls, and other expensive specialty items.
Because it stands up well to repeated handling and exposure to water, a common use is in gun grips and knife handles. It is very hard, fine textured, and dense, but is easily machined, although due to the abundance of natural oils, the wood tends to clog abrasives and fine-toothed saw blades, like other very hard, very dense tropical woods. Due to its density and hardness, even a large block of the cut wood will produce a clear musical tone if struck. It is used to make musical instruments, such as oboes, for its “warm, rich palette”. Cocobolo can be polished to a lustrous, glassy finish
Cocobolo Dugout with Bat and Poker
- Product Code: Cocobolo Dugout with Bat and Poker
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