This was a house-warming present for two friends who had just moved into a new house. This was a hefty piece of Maple, some half inch thick purple heart, and some large stainless steel angles, drilled and screwed into the maple.
Once I had finished it with Odie’s wood butter, the purple heart turned more red-looking, and ultimately make this piece look like the Scotsman’s favourite: the England flag. I thought I was safe with the American recipients, but after a few minutes, he looked at me and said, “St. George?”. Damn it.