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Hello out there
Has anyone on this forum ever worked with coca bola wood from
south america?
I was wondering what to use to seal this wood with to keep it
from warping!
Thanks for any response
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Al,

Cocobolo is a very oily wood and needs a coat of sanding sealer or shellac before you do any sort of final finish on it, after you have wiped it down with lacquer thinner. I've used it only for turnings, but my pen and stopper blanks haven't showed any warping--and they are dry.

Here is a website about cocobolo: http://www.cocobolo.net/ - seems to be a very stable wood.

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And you have been very lucky, Boxer. :yes: I wouldn't want to risk it. :no:

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New here. My first post. I made a guitar stand from cocobola, and I used tung oil. It really excentuates the richness of the wood.
 
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