Six board chest tear out .. Bleck!

I’m still milling my boards for my six board chest and dealing with some tear out. 

Nasty tear out under shellac.
Nasty tear out under shellac.

I applied some shellac to stiffen the fibers and applied a high angle smoother.    The board is smooth to the touch.

Smooth after high angle smoother applied with shellac
Smooth after high angle smoother applied with shellac

Another shot .. whad ya think?

Another view

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.

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Wall Cabinet – Dovetails laid out and partially cut

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