My oh my! Makore

Hey Folks,

A couple of days ago, I glued up the top for the second of two staked leg tables.  Unlike the first, which was made of white oak, this one is of African makore.  The makore is very similar to mahogany, in color, texture, and weight.

This particular board was nine feet long and 15″ wide.  What is most remarkable though is the chatoyance of waterfall figure.  There was some hint of it once it was rough planed.  But after I cut it out and sanded it to 100 grit, I poured some mineral spirits on it and that’s when the magic happened.

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It just keeps getting better. 🙂

Cheers,
Tom

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