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Carved out another oak natty yesterday. This one had some cool dark spots in it. Maybe the beginning of spalting? Tried to take a pic to show it. Looks pretty neat in person. This one didn't take the stain as deeply as the last but that's okay since it shows the spotting better. I like my nattys to look made, not manufactured, so I tried to cut the butt so it looks like it was just chopped down with a hatchet. Only sand to about 120 and don't really worry about getting all the tool marks out. Has a nice bit of a curve.

And since SJAaz is going to ask... Fork gap is 3" and CTC is 3.5".

Thanks for looking!

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Looks nice and natural....Like real WOOD!!
Thanks, Dennis! Only made possible by your generosity!

My phone camera stinks and doesn't really tell the story. It is really a nice amber/honey color. I don't work them too hard. Get it to the shape I want then a bit of sanding to 120 grit and then finish. I like them with a bit of texture. That knot in the first pic was very prominent and had a shoot sticking out. I could have worked it down for more symmetry, but I like the more natural look. Plus the more material I remove, the weaker the fork would get.
 
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