I was in my shop and halfway through doing the glue up for a cutting board when my wife calls on her cell. She is on a trip to see her sister in Berkeley, Ca. Prudence says I answer and risk the glue drying!! LOML was in Berkeley and had discovered McBearth(sp) Hardwoods. She saw the place, stopped, and she is calling to ask me which of the woods I would like! Lacewood or some of the others she described. One more reason to have been married to her for 30 years. I said Lacewood would be nice. She said it had nice grain! Ran the cutting board wood through my table saw to scrap the glue off and it looked fine. I was halfway through the next glue up on another board and she called again She had bought the Lacewood and something else. She has just trained me to always answer when she calls. Robert
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!