Once cut and sanded, Ziricote had a very nice natural luster, although not as much so as you would find with Cocobolo or closely related Bocote.

Ziricote took the Shellawax finish very nicely and the finished pieces retain a very nice high sheen.

I will be happy if I find more Ziricote waiting for me as I continue to clear out my wood stocks but I don’t think I will be in the market soon for this high priced and hard to find wood.

All major cuts were made using the Easy Wood Tool system on my Robust American Beauty lathe, although I do use Robert Sorby bowl gouges for light final passes before sanding.  Forward chucking was in a Nova Chuck, while reverse chucking was done using a Nova Chuck with Cole Jaws.  Sanding was with Gold and Green Wave sanding discs from Packard Woodworks as well as Abranet sanding screens from Craft Supplies USA.  Final finish is Shellawax.

As always, I wish all my readers a great experience in whatever your wood working interests happen to be and to those who like working with lathes especially, do a good turn today!