Roger Deal is a master toolmaker from the Toadlena area.
LATIN: ENTANDROPHRAGMA CYLINDRICUM ORIGIN: AFRICA
Sapele is an exotic wood from West, Central, and Eastern Africa. Some consider it as a utility substitute for mahogany due to the fact that it belongs to the same Meliaceae family. It can be a difficult wood to work with, but finishes well. Popular with instrument makers and as a decorative veneer.
Fine to medium
Wavy, interlocking, figured