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Thankfully for lovers of Mahogany, there are many alternatives on the market. One popular, affordable choice is African Mahogany in the Khaya genus. The heartwood is a light pink-brown that darkens...
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- Easy to work, glue, and finish
- The grain can be straight, irregular, or interlocked
- Machines well, excellent for turning
- Moderate blunting effect to cutting tools
- Premier carving wood
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
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Guysville, Ohio, resident Myron “Pete” Hart not only plays the mandolin, he makes them as well. The good-humored lead singer of The Hart Brothers band, formed in 1979 with brothers Heamon “Tib” Hart and Arman “Sam” Hart, Pete is a sought-after luthier in addition to being a talented musician and vocalist.
Size doesn't matter here.
This wood is used as part of a small round bowl.