Probably one of the most commonly used exotic woods in bow making today. Thhis is likely due to it’s uniqueness and affordability and that it is readily available. Bocote must must be air dried and like Cocobolo, has a fair bit of oiliness that is misrepresented as a problem for gluing.
Bocote works and glues well with epoxy and cyanoacrillics as long as it is at a workable moisture content. Bocote comes in a medium to a dark brown with darker brown stripes and will darken some with age. To add to it’s uniqueness, it is available in an wide array of different figure patterns.
BOCOTE (Cordia spp.)
Location: Mexico and Central/South America
Average Dry Weight= 53 lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness 2,010 lbf
Ref: The Wood Database
This item measures 36 x 1 1/2 x .025