I am making (still...) a set of dining room chairs. I put a biscuit slot
on the wrong face, right where it will be most visible. I had too much work
into it to start over, so I found a piece of scrap with the same color and
grain, and cut a plug. Fortunately the slot is parallel to the grain. It
looked pretty good, but the work has prominent rays and the plug just
doesn't match. I though the plug was too small to matter, but it did.
I showed it to my wife and asked her what she thought. About what? The
repaired damage. Where? There. Oh, I never would have noticed that.
Well, I stared at it for a while and decided it was hideous. Ripped it out,
found a piece of scrap with the same color, grain AND rays. Looks so much
better. There is just a tiny black line at the top and bottom of the plug;
otherwise invisible. I thought maybe I could get rid of them with some
filler, or maybe I would make it worse?
So I go back to my wife. She tells me to leave it alone because she can't
see what I am pointing at; but reminds me that she couldn't see the first
Every now and then someone posts, asking if we view our own work too