Many years ago, while working for Habitat for Humanity I was joined by an elderly gentleman for a day of work. His life long passion had been building custom boats and he had a large surplus of Red Mahogany. He was just waiting for the right person to come along so he could give the wood away to be repurposed. Apparently, I was that guy. After storing the wood for many years, I had a devastating barn fire and most of the Mahogany was destroyed. What pieces I was able to salvage I used to create these bow ties.