I posted this over in the forums yesterday, but it’s only gotten one reply (appreciate the guess, Scott!) so I thought I’d try again over here on my blog. Take a look at this piece of kempas sapwood (click for larger image):
What’s up with that ugly streaking? Do you think it’s just the board, or could it be something that is typicall of all kempas sapwood? Even though I only need thin strips of it for my dovetail box, I’m wondering if even that is possible.