I am trying something new for me. Working on a few small boxes for gifts for Christmas. Had some rather plain looking maple I cut up and was looking for an idea for the tops. I had tossed this idea around before so I decided to go ahead and try it.
I had some spalted sweet gum chunks laying around that I thought I might turn bowls with. I ran one threw the bandsaw and cut up some thin strips. The glued them to some 1/8 ply I had laying around. They are currently in my veneer press (plywood, wax paper and a stack of concrete blocks) drying. If all goes well, tomorrow I will cut them to size and use them in the tops of the boxes.
I have some spectacular spalted dogwood that I have been saving for this purpose. But wanted to try it on something else and learn how. Anyone else done this? It's a little late to ask for advice I guess.