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04-14-2021 04:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mahogany walnut cherry

I don’t do a lot of traditional wood working, instead I spend a majority of my shop time at my lathe. Recently I decided I would explore other classes of wood working. So I guess this is my first finished product that didn’t include my lathe. It’s roughly 8×12 made with walnut, cherry and mahogany. Finished with tried and true and sanded up to 400 grit.

Also I have no idea why my photos are always rotated, if you know how to fix it I would love to know. Thanks!


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#1 posted 04-14-2021 04:37 PM

Sharp! I like the contrasting stripe a lot.

About the rotating picture, it seems to happen with pics from my iPhone and I’ve never been able to consistently correct it.

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#2 posted 04-14-2021 06:11 PM

yes, it is a very nice piece !!

as a note: try to spend a few minutes into the composition of your photographs.
try to capture the best of your project and not the things around it that are distracting.

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#3 posted 04-15-2021 03:51 PM

That board looks good. We all start somewhere but the results are not always as nice looking.

I notice that the picture rotation seems to happen as a result of the original orientation of the camera (smart phone or pad usually is the problem). One way to fix this is to use one of the hoards of photo editing programs available; some included in the devices operating system. Open the picture in the program and use the tool that rotates the picture. On a Mac computer the easiest one is the Preview program.

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#4 posted 04-15-2021 04:10 PM

The easiest way for me to get the correct orientation is to crop the pic.

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#5 posted 04-15-2021 05:21 PM

nice job, good contrast

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