I am currently making quite a few in a large batch and this was the first one to be finished... It had been sanded through the grits to 320 and I thought I'd put a layer of lacquer on, as the ply is thirsty to then sand it all back and go through to 600 before the final finish.
The core is Macassar Ebony and the ply is some funky furniture grade stuff with a Birch face and a phenolic Eucalyptus core.
Anyway I had spent allot of time (and effort) evenly removing the Birch face from the mating surfaces before glueing it all together, what i had not noticed is the dust from the Ebony while sanding had gotten trapped inside all the pores of the Eucalyptus. When the lacquer hit it this all popped... aaarrgghh... well actually its not that bad but im not 100% happy with it so its my new EDC happy ending.
I would like to make some more like this but using lighter exotic woods, Zebrano, Pau Amarello maybe.
Oh yeah the tips are Santos Rosewood
Edited by akmslingshots, 09 July 2012 - 10:43 AM.