For my side table I’ve determined that the Walnut I have isn’t enough to complete the project, so I’ll need to procure some more before making progress on it.
That’s probably just as well. I live in the Boston metro area, and this winter has been brutal. By the time I’ve shoveled, dug the car out, or even just walked to and from the subway, a lot of my woodworking energy has vanished.
Long rip cuts are never appealing to me, but even less these past few weeks, so lately I’ve been more of a “woodthinker” than a “woodworker.”
This morning I tried to get some photos of the Maple I want to use for the table top. I believe it is slightly spalted. It has some dark specks in it, it’s really dark for Maple, with lots of swirls, sort of resembling flames.
I don’t think the photos do it justice – the colors seem too washed out – but here it is.
Now for me it’s back to bracing for this weekend’s storm, and digging out enough to be ready for the one scheduled to arrive on Wednesday.