Monday, May 07, 2007

Tomorrow the 3rd and 4th graders at Clear Spring will be sanding 5" x 7" pieces of walnut, making small cutting boards for their mothers for Mother's Day. The idea is that they can see what happens when a piece of wood is well sanded, and its inherent beauty is awakened by the application of an oil finish. The sudden depth and beauty of walnut was one of those things that captured my interest as I was beginning my woodworking career. It will be interesting to see if it has the same effect on the children of Clear Spring School. Anyone want to place a bet on the outcome?

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