Finishing Mahogany Body

danadigenna

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Hey everyone,

I’m a newbie when it comes to finishing and I ordered a mahogany body from warmoth because I wanted to do a dog hair finish and really make the grain pop.

The body came in and it seems a lot smoother than I thought… to the point where I can’t really feel the grain. Is that normal for mahogany? Do they grain fill it or something before they send it out?

If anyone has any advice or insight, please let me know!
 

Rick

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Don’t know what dog hair is, you got pics?
There’s nothing on the wood unless you asked for it.
Wood is a natural product and will feel different than other pieces.
 

vetteman

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Even though it feels really smooth it still has some texture.  I have read where a wire brush is used to enhance the grain for a dog hair finish.  Check youtube for videos on how to make it happen.  Looking forward to the completed project.
 
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