|Forum topic by superstretch||posted 02-23-2011 02:03 AM||1430 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-23-2011 02:03 AM
I crosscut the lower quality of the two and made a 13”x13”x3” piece. I then ripped that down a few times on the BS and planed the board above to 3/4”. I ran the board through once and found the direction of the grain (LOTS of tearout). After taking the board down, I noticed that half the board (the left half) had a very smooth appearance, but felt very … scale-y and I actually got some slivers running my hand against the grain. On the right, you see a tremendous amount of open grain, but it feels glass smooth and looks like mahogany (sans color).
Any idea what the scaly-ness is? Its amazing the beauty of the grain on these pieces.. It has an iridescence unlike any piece of wood I’ve ever seen.
-- Dan, Rochester, NY