Blossom Bloom

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The before and after sanding of this beauty maple slab. I cycle through about 6 grits to create a nice smooth surface.

Next is the sketch. I just use a mechanical pencil for this to work out any kinks of the design I have in my head and make sure it fits.

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Time for the outlining. This part is the committing to the design step. No room for errors!

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And the shading!! It's long and tedious but oh so satisfying.

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The Above image is without an oil finish and below is with oil finish. The differences are subtle. I use an organic bees wax and coconut oil. My intention is to maintain as much of the natural essence and look of the wood while giving it a little more protection. 

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This piece stands about 26 inches tall and 12 inches wide and is available at Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House in Campbell River, B.C

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