Solid background

With all the shavings, etc. on the floor, it is often hard to see the profile of a small object. A piece of poster board or, in this instance, a piece of white sheet metal held in place with a couple of magnets makes it much easier to see fine detail. This piece happens to be dark on one side and light on the other which is useful in providing a contrast with light or dark wood. (Credit: Leon Thomas)

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