Been working on this for a while. It's for a friend. I've built the trestle, and he's working on the top.
The ends are 16/4 spalted curly maple, and the cross piece is 10/4 curly maple. Finish is several coats of Watco Natural, followed by a couple coats of clear Briwax. The tusks are 5/4 Bloodwood, also oiled and waxed.
Chopping the mortises (by hand) took quite a while, and worked up several afternoons of pretty good sweat in the process.
I learned that I really hate working with spalted maple. Trying to control the tools going thru varying hardnesses was a chore, and trying to keep the sides and edges of the mortises from crumbling where the spalting is was an even bigger problem.
Now, it's off to Neil's for the top. The top will be two 100" long, 24" wide 6/4 pitsawn walnut boards, joined along the edge with curly koa butterflies, and with some carved koa inlays. Neil said he got the wood from his grandfather, and he thinks it's been sawn for over a hundred years. Ought to make a very interesting one-of-a-kind dining table, for sure.