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John Smith

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#1 posted 07-15-2020 12:07 PM

welcome to the forum. what kind of wood do you have and what size is it ?
in my very limited opinion, Natural Edge projects should have a certain look
of “natural”. I have seen some very nice tables made out of square, machined
boards that were handcrafted to “look natural”.
so, it is all dependent on your realistic expectations of the final results.
you can remove as much material as you want (or not) with the draw knife and
come back and “finesse” the edges to look any way you want. if you don’t like
the look of the new wood that you shaved away, you can color it with a quality stain
or dye to suit your fancy. if this is your very first project, I strongly suggest you
practice on similar material before jumping onto the real thing.
more photos as you go along will help keep you on the right track.

we would much rather see posts of: “How do I do this” ~ vs ~ “How can I FIX this”


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