The daily woodturning blog.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
My first roughout from Mountain Mahogany. Roughly 7" diameter. True to everything I'd read the wood is very dense and very heavy. It turns very well but does seem a little on the brittle side.
There is a wonderful contrast between the heartwood and the sapwood. In many cases I will remove much of the sapwood, in this case I'm probably going to try and retain most of it as I really like the color and the contrast.