Xaromir Posted June 30, 2010 Report Share Posted June 30, 2010 I've just received the wood i intended to use to fix the cracks on my parlor guitar: http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.ph...=43373&st=0 For those that are interest in the detail, the rest can scroll down. It got 2 (roughly) 10 - 11cm long cracks in a mahogany back, pretty bad stuff from all i know. I intended to rout those and inlay sticks of new wood in there. So i've ordered a 12cm turning blank for a knife. Problem: They all looked a lot lighter in the picture and where all straight grained in the picture, it said "mahogany" but it was just a "stand in" for all kinds. What i got now is khaya - aka african mahogany, which got a dark creamy coffee color, but the grain goes like a shallow "/" across the short side of the piece. It looks very nice it obviously is nice wood, but it will be visible, is there a way to bleach that a bit? I can deal with that if i can't, but it's a issue, i put a TON of work into making it look good. The main bit: Can i actually use that or will it mess up my guitar? It's mahogany alright, but the wrong kind, and the grain goes in the wrong direction. Anything i have to take care off or watch? Any advice? *bangs head against wall* Should i post pictures? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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