Two thoughts here. One, I personally do not like Bocote. I know I'm in the minority as it is a popular exotic but it doesn't turn happily like others for me. Two, waxed wood means it was cut, dunked in wax and shipped. Exotic exporters do not take time to dry their wood before shipping. What you should have done is remove the wax (I use a propane torch and flame it off) and let set for a period of time before turning. I haven't done the DNA soaking bit so can't respond to that. Might work.
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