I enjoy mixing wood species as much as anyone and have been experimenting with various little candle holders to see what looks good. I made one out of curly maple with padouk stripes in it. For whatever reason when you sand it as one piece the dust from the padouk gets into the curly maple leaving it kinda pink. Looks sloppy like a kid who cant color inside the lines. So it might be a long time before I mix those two species again.
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