Bud vase turned from Mexican Rosewood (Bocote), with waterholding glass tube
December 16, 2023
This bud vase has been turned from “Mexican Rosewood” [Bocote; Cordia alliodora], a tropical American hardwood with a medium coarse and t very dramatic grain pattern. This is the most beautifully figured example of this wood I've ever seen---I only wish that I'd been able to buy a larger turning blank. It can also bespectacularly colorful. The wood is dense and heavy, as are many tropical American woods. It takes a very fine finish. It comes with a waterholding glass tube (4.5" in length).