This time from Maple.........
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Just a piece of hard Maple, simple little thing, lid fits just right
I did have an interesting discovery on this one, I was really, really struggling to get a nice clean cut on the bottom inside of the box, the end-grain, I was using a square nosed scraper sharpened like I thought it was supposed to be, no joy.
I went back and watched the AAW sharpening DVD, Bonnie Kline talks about sharpening this tool, and I thought I had followed her instructions, turns out I missed the small point about the front of the tool having a very slight curve or radius to it Did that, and BOY does it work, no catches and man did I get a nice cut!
Again Maple, but this time I tried some of the blue pigment stain I have........
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...... it was put on over a coat of sanding sealer, but it still looks very blotchy and I'm not real impressed with this stuff, can't wait till the dye gets here!