The guy with the pick-up has a good eye for wood(AND you for picking those pieces:)
Love that black streak, as some of my Maple blowdown has similar, and really like how the figure shows through depending on viewing angle!
Like how you shaped the top of that in attempt to save your knuckles
Glad you chose oil so very easy to touch up knicks/dings....Yep...a light scrape will do wonders on the old growth legs.
I'm still in awe of the difference between old growth, and the replacement GMO leg in the density of growth rings!!
Your pics made me aware of it, and still think of it...maybe show those pics for the Wood Ticks like me?
Uncaffeinated, but just smiled at the thought that you ought to string up halogen track lights to pinpoint the fancy wood like in a Gallery...
AND to bring out the grain of your projects when they're clamped
(I have to turn off my LED and rely on the halogens to see figure correctly when facing or cutting 3D firewood)
Is next job your Gramp's Masters toolbox replica?