+1 with Dan and Charles.
I'm thinking there is a prep step missing to treat some woods to help with the binding. (wiping with a conditioner or solvent first to prep the surface).
Some woods have a silky, oily kind of feel to it might need to either have the surface sealed, or some of the oils/acidic properties deal with by removing the surface oils (like thinner) to help with that binding.
The vendor would be who to ask about that... or you could try a few test pieces of scrap.
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Last edited by MAFoElffen; 10-11-2014 at 12:47 PM.