Last week, I received a surprise visit form Nick Gibbs (editor of British Woodworking magazine), not long after I’d finished an early shift at work. Nick was (sort of) passing by and wanted to hand-over this odd length of what he believes to be “ripple maple” (…or is it fiddleback sycamore?!).
Whatever species it may be, it certainly has something lovely figuring with those medullary rays predominant on both sides!
Dimensions are: 28in (710mm) long x 11in (280mm) wide x 1in (25mm) thick.
When we met prior to last week’s visit, Nick had suggested that he had this length lying around and that it was so nice, he wanted to keep it – yet, at the same time, he didn’t know what to do with it and it was getting in the way! A Catch22 situation, if you will… Having looked at this length (which has been thickness-planed to clean up both faces), I’m still not quite sure what to do with it myself. It’ll probably turn in to some kind of box or a small, ornamental item. It’s a little bit like the 4″x2″ Challenge – what can you make from a single length of wood?
By the way, any thoughts are always welcome. 🙂
Thanks for reading.