Encountering the reverse grain that I keep hearing about

Today I experienced that infamous intertwining gain that I’ve heard about in African Mahogany (AM).

Tear out, yikes.  I was able to minimize it with the scraper but it still needs some work.  AM is an oddly softer wood and .. it .. loves .. to hang on .. to your chisels .. uh!


Lots of sharpening today.  Oh and I got my tails cut out.

Some of us just laid around.  The rest of us cut dovetails and did laundry.

Previous posts:

Wall Cabinet – Dovetails laid out and partially cut

Time to start the next project – Guild Build # 2 – The Flippin’ Potty Cabinet

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