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Hi Boxer, I use a lot of Bocote for making pens. It will take a lacquer based friction finish very well. I use a shellac/lacquer base for a seal coat before appling the finish top coat. It is beautiful wood when it's finished.
It is a high resin wood. If you are going to glue it, I would recommend wiping down your joint surface with acatone prior to glueing. I use CA and Polyeurathane glues for my pens and other turned items. They have worked well for me. Although I haven't used it myself, I'm told that as long as you wipe down the joint area with acatone, yellow woodworkers glue will work fine.
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