Donald Bell

    I’m nearing the final steps on crafting my replacement rim for my Mk II Tiger.

    Now the sixty-four dollar question – How dark was the mahogany from the Factory? With the amount of inherent dark oxidation on my three original less than perfect examples it is hard to tell. After removing the varnishes, I’m left with a non-descript grey/light brown. I’m using African Mahogany which starts out quite light in color, although I have some much darker, and heavier stock as well (much higher silica content, much like Brazilian/South American Mahogany – dulls router bits and burns the wood).