Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
LaBow - each time you change subjects with different posts,
it would be a good idea to give the history and all you know
about the wood that you are currently working with.
that way, we all can be on the same page for the most accurate feedback.
with those two slabs, please post all the particulars such as species, thickness,
when the tree was cut down, when were the slabs cut off, how long have
they been drying and under what conditions.
and - do you intend to leave the bark on or take it off. (that is another issue).
if we don't know that, you may receive the wrong information that could possibly
lead you down the road of frustration that you may never recover from.
(as noted in your other post about working with green wood).
as for adding the strip of a different wood between the two, . . . . .
since they are so closely book matched, I would get them to join
flawlessly first, just to see how they look. and make your decisions then.
-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 09-13-2019 at 10:36 AM.