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    Christmas table for the wife

    Made this small trestle table for the wife. She likes defects in the wood, so it makes my life easy. I tried to center most of the bad spots, when I could. All soft maple, as she said just use what I had. It is for her craft area in the basement, guessing it will be covered in paint and scuffs soon. Finished it with Minwax wipe on that I mixed up. Added Naphtha for a faster drying time.

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    Looks nice Steve I like it
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    Well done sir!
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    Pretty fancy craft table, Steve! I especially like the contrasting wedges in the tusk tenons. Very nice.
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    Looks great, and those are not defect, they are design opportunities
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    I really like it as well.

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    Looks great, Steve. The chocolate highlights are a nice touch, too.
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    Great job on the table Steve
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    Thanks gang, few things I wish I would have done different, but time and material had me limited. She is happy, so all is well.
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    Nice looking table Steve. Should work well for many many years.
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