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#1 posted 07-30-2012 01:36 PM

I think the best thing that came out of this are:

1 – I will definitely have more leeway with tools and lumber. She spent the evening online looking at different exotic woods she wants to make things out of.
2 – Even though we only spent about 16 hours out there this weekend, she is really starting to grasp the process, and more so she is getting an understanding of wood in general. She always has me stain things awful colors, if you look though my projects you can see me complain. With cutting boards you can’t use stain. She did an excellent job and matching up grain patterns and is very into grain arrangement and natural wood colors now. The minwax can finally go in the trash!

You can see what she did here. The two pieces of cherry came out really nice together:

Here is what it looks like on the top, also the spalted maple is two pieces. She matched them up nicely:


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