Well, I was only considering dying tiger maple brown, no other colors. Certainly not red, green or blue. I don't use color spacers or liners because I don't like colors.
Some of the maple I have has as tight grain as koa, so I thought that dyed maple could pass for a poor man koa.
Will have to stabilize the fist batch just in natural colors and take from there.
Thanks everybody for input. It is really helpful.