Mudcat Café message #54972 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8707   Message #54972
Posted By: Bill D
20-Jan-99 - 09:15 PM
Thread Name: recorder music
Subject: RE: recorder music
" It is made of a very dark wood called cocobolla (sp?) from Brazil. "

Be VERY careful..Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa)(mostly fron Mexico & central America) is a member of the Rosewood family, and can cause severe allergic reactions in some people..wetting it with saliva might make the irritant leach out..I know someone who made a Rosewood flute and developed blisters on his mouth. I cannot work with Cocobolo, though I can with some of the other Rosewoods. About 30% of woodworkers suffer severe reactions to the dust, though the dry, worked wood is generally safe enough!