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Default Asian inspired box (1/1)

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 01:21:36 GMT, Billy Smith

A beautiful piece of work. A question: How were you able to tell that
that particular board would look so good when you picked it out? Was it
already planed when you bought it?

When I've gone to lumber houses to pick out my wood, the boards are
rough and I have no idea what they're going to look like. Only after a
little hand planing or jointing can I tell what the wood is going to
look like.


I've been buying my figured wood online. I got this board from
Northwest Timber. It was planed and they apply mineral spirits to the
wood prior to taking a picture. Shows what the piece will look like
finished. Not a cheap way to go, but you usually know what you're


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