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I've been away from the Darkhorse Woods shop for a few weeks.  Took some time for myself and did some traveling.  I'm ready to get back to it and have several orders to fulfill.  It's always nice to take some time for yourself to relax.  It's something I haven't been able to do much of lately.  Had a great item visiting Charleston and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  What amazing places.  Take a tour in Bluffton, if you get a chance too. Mostly overlooked but what a charming town.  

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custom, custom work, spalted maple -

Working on a custom piece for a client in New Hampshire today.  I'm using a piece of spalted maple and cannot wait until I get to start finishing it. I'm not sure what stain or finish I'm going to use quite yet.  The random pattern of the splating gets me every time. It's one of my favortie materials to work with.  Go to the contact page of email me directly at curtis@darkhorsewoods.com to inquire about custom work.  I've got more pieces in line after this one and will be creating a separate page as a custom woodwork showcase soon.  Have...

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workshop -

Moving is never fun. In fact, I hate it. However, most of the time, it's worth the pain.   This week, my wife and I bought a new house and we are putting our current house on the market today.  We bought out house 4 years ago and completely gutted the thing and update every corner.  The basement was unfinished and we spent most of our nights and weekends finishing it.  Just when we got everything perfect and the way we wanted it...we decide to move.  There is a silver lining however!  I get an actual dedicated workshop for my...

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bandsaw, blog, hardwood, resaw, Walnut -

Trips to the hardwood store are always fun. The one I go to is called Hardwood Heaven in Lincoln, Nebraska. They've got a great selection of domestic and exotics.  I love that they sell 8/4 (2" thick) shorts of some common domestic hardwoods by the pound ($1.50/lb for walnut!).  It's much cheaper than purchasing larger cuts by the board foot but you need to put in a little extra work. Most of the pieces are great and easy to resaw to use for other projects.  So if you're looking for a way to save money on your hardwood selections look...

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