In the final photo of your example
Is that zebra wood you use for the frame. If not can you tell me what you
did use. In the past I have use zebra wood but it ain't cheap.
If it is OK with you, I may copy your design for a PTA fundraiser donation.
I love the raised board look - very cool.
I see from your post that you have worked with Zebrawood. I will be working
with it on my next project. Do you have any tips or cautions before I start.
From the feel of it I might have tear out problems when planing it.
I am a little nervous giving advice. I am almost always one of the "askers"
in this news group. There are many here WAY more skilled and knowledgeable
then me. So with that out of the way.
Some of my experience with Zebra wood is it doesn't really tear out when
planing but the face feels like the end grain on other wood. It sanded out
just fine afterwards.
But with other pieces of Zebra wood it has milled just fine and was smooth
to the touch after planing.
I have used it a few times for some checkerboards I have made to there was
no "issue" that some sandpaper couldn't solve.
I am sure someone else can better explain its properties than me.
How is that for a non-answer answer with a disclaimer beforehand.
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