I started a project awhile back.. building a watchbox (basically a jewellery
box) based on a design from a client.
I wanted to use quartersawn oak for the sides, and had some mahogany that
looked nice for the back and drawer fronts.
I've now decided that I HATE MAHOGANY. Everytime I would cut it, it would
twist and warp like crazy.. it was impossible to get any straight edges, on
the drawer fronts, never mind some of the other smaller trim pieces. It
would warp while cutting, burning the edge, and once jamming the blade when
ripping (tripping the breaker on the saw). T I found it so frustrating, I
had to put the project aside for a few weeks, before deciding to redo it
using cherry and maple. Oh well.. live and learn.
Anyone have the same experience using mahogany?
I've always had good results working with Mahogany. Mahogany is very stable
and the grain is straight. Is the grain straight? It might be a stressed
section, like a branch - if it is, the stress is relieved each time you rip
it. Rip it thicker and plane to size.