Today’s post is much better than the horrible drivel I put up yesterday. I am still practicing dovetails, but the regular readers will be thrilled to know, I didn’t talk about them at all in the post. Tonight’s post is about my attempt at taking a piece of twisted, rough cut, walnut and making it flat. This is my first try at such a task. Before I started I had a hard time imagining how one would do it. Now I can almost see that it is possible, with much more practice, a great understanding of reading the grain, and lots more practice. The point is that I feel much less confused than I was yesterday. I included a picture with the rough cut board, next to the one I have been working on. It is amazing how much the look of wood changes when the rough face is removed.
-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com