Back in October 2013 my wife & I took a 14 day tent camping trip along the west coast from Los Angeles to almost the Washington border.
We visited many galleries and was able to tour some of the work shops .
What have you used to prevent blotchy staining results.
Extra sanding helped some.
I read years ago about sealing first or using dye.
I wish I could remember all that I know !! LOL
The wood is knotty alder .
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