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Tips for Working With Wood Figure

Go Figure

Go Figure

Figured wood gives your projects pizzazz. These tips will help you work successfully with this sometimes uncooperative material.

Figured stock brings excitement to woodworking in more ways than one. Wood figure, such as the dramatic, glowing waves of curly maple on the green jewelry box above and the striking beauty spots of bird's-eye maple in the sides of the picture frame and the car's body, can turn a project from ho-hum to hoorah.

But this visual excitement comes at a price-the sometimes hair-raising experience of working with unruly material.

Continued on page 2:  Figure on some workshop challenges with this stock


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