Well, finally got the camera back from the wife, only to find I hadn’t installed the software to use it on our new computer. Took me ages to find the disk. Oh well. finally back in business.
There are two photos here, one of the completed cubes for the top. The other is of a couple of pieces from the same flitch of cherry veneer, one raw and one about a minute after wiping it with a sponge moistened with a 1 to 50 by volume solution of lye in distilled water. Quite the difference, eh? It gets glued to the substrate along with a narrow ebony trim and an ash border about an inch and a half wide tomorrow.
-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!