Hello all! I joined this forum more than 8 months ago and completely forgot about it because I misplaced the link in the wrong folder. So I am a newbie!
I have been visiting the site a lot frequently and have enjoyed what I have seen. I decided to throw something out for all my lathe compadres to comment upon.
This box was turned from a piece of wood labeled as "Mexican cocobolo". What distinguishes it from any other cocobolo except where it was harvested is beyond me. This wood was extremely dense and hollowed beautifully requiring little in the way of sanding as it cut very cleanly. The box was sanded until it was smooth and finished with wax. This box finished up at
1 7/8" tall and 2 1/2" in diameter.