Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
Oliver, yes I used mahogany for the top to best match the shield wood.
Kino, I used a mixture of stains, paint, and sealant. Now as far as the missing mother-of-pearl, I used........mother-of-pearl, cutting and shaping it to make the missing shell pieces.
White from shell and milk?............interesting and thank you.
Here is a picture of the shield before restoration.