This is from the same maple source as this thread, http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=10311 and it has a lot going for it! Lots of worm holes, a few small cracks, bark inclusions, color variation and lots of tight curl.
This one is 8 ¼ diameter x 5 ¼ high by 1/8 thick. Sanded to 320 grit and so far it has only one saturated coat of Minwax Wipe-On Poly. Wanted to take a few photos of the piece to show off all the variations without having to deal with any glare issues.
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As always, your comments, critiques and opinions are welcome!
Thanks for looking!