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Since embarking on our journey that has become our woodworking business, we sought out products that we not only believe are quality, but also superior products. Originally, we used pure mineral oil and off the shelf oils and waxes to finish our cutting boards, but after doing some research and testing, we have decided to use Walrus Oil cutting board oil and wax before sending our boards to their new homes. It not only is an easy one coat per product, but also easy to use. We love that Walrus oil is 100% food safe, yet still offers a satin/semi-gloss...

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In my life, “grit” and “grace” are more than just special qualities in a person. Each of them is a person. My maternal grandfather Luther Keeling was known by those closest to him as “Grit,” a nickname he picked up when he delivered the Grit newspaper. It was a fitting nickname, but I knew him as PawPaw. As a child, I never lived near PawPaw, so most of my knowledge and memories of him are from my visits to his house during holidays and vacations or from the stories my cousins, who did live near him, told me. I recently...

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Photo by Vinson Images I guess if I really think about it- it started with an awful stencil project that Josh and I decided to do about 3ish years ago. He had a wine rack that needed repairing and a new paint job in a bad way. We spent two weeks hand stenciling white paint on the front and back of this silly wine rack with an 8x8 plastic stencil. It makes me laugh looking back on it because we made that project so hard on ourselves. That one project was really the start of it for Josh and me though....

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