Re: cover up holes of instruments
Sourcing the wood is not difficult. African Mahogany is used in furniture building and by wood hobbyists. There are online stores such as https://www.woodworkerssource.com/ or retail outlets like https://www.woodcraft.com/
I had difficulty finding it in the thickness I wanted. Since I do not own a planer, I wanted it to be as close as possible to the desired thickness: 3/8” or 10mm. I found that most of the managers at the wood hobby shops are die-hard woodworkers. For a small fee, one offered to plane the plank I purchased to the thickness.
For the coloring, it is trial and error. If you mess up, no big deal, give it a good sand and try again. Best to have a couple of waste pieces to get the technique down. Here are the products I used:
You will need to feather the stain. Add dark streaks first (red mahogany) to match the Amel grain, and wipe away excess quickly. Then, use a gold or pecan to bring out the lighter side. Blend stains if needed. Finish with semi-gloss polyurethane.
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