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Just got this 48" birch slab memorial bench out of the shop.

I love working with Birch. if you look close you can see the "Northern lights " grain over the mountains in this piece. Birch just polishes up real nice after carving .
 

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Great piece!!

Gotta agree with you on the birch. It does carve and finish nice.
Those are some nice slabs.

Thought you only had Spruce up there.
 

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Nice Scott. Carving birch by hand isn't a good option but the CNC did a nice job. You're probably like me where birch is the only locally available hardwood. I have quite a bit and some has really nice grain but it can be hard to get it to show up. Just curious if you have ever found a way to stain it with out it being blotchy like cherry?
 

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Beautiful project!
 

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Great piece!!

Gotta agree with you on the birch. It does carve and finish nice.
Those are some nice slabs.

Thought you only had Spruce up there.
Birch and Spruce.... and I am allergic to Birch..
 

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Nice Scott. Carving birch by hand isn't a good option but the CNC did a nice job. You're probably like me where birch is the only locally available hardwood. I have quite a bit and some has really nice grain but it can be hard to get it to show up. Just curious if you have ever found a way to stain it with out it being blotchy like cherry?
no magic answers there. I generally have given up on Stains..
 
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