|Project by Don||posted 01-02-2010 12:58 AM||4706 views||18 times favorited||30 comments|
Bolivian Rosewood which is a very hard and dense wood along with Spalted Mango which is very soft and pourous. Finish is Shellac and wax.
Assembling and sanding this without damaging the Spalted Mango was difficult to the extreme difference in hardness. Finishing was also difficult due to the Spalted Mango sucking up as much finish as I gave it and the Rosewood being so dense I could almost buff it without any finish. I had to keep applying the finish to the Mango and then sanding it off of the Rosewood. I lost track of how many total coats I had to apply.
-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.