Woodworking as Therapy #12: First generation cheese board

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 12-05-2011 05:13 AM 1176 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Slow day in the shop today but was able to cut my first generation board cut. I can certainly see how these can be addictive to make. The design possibilities are mind boggling. Have not quite figured out the second and third generation cuts yet – but will get there.

Here’s my board just clamped with no glue at this point. I imagine I’ll only glue up two or three sections at a time, you get off kilter just a little and it would spoil the effect.

I’ve also almost have the child’s chairs to the completion point – just waiting on the arm assemblies to dry.

gotta say it feels good to be in the shop again.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 12-05-2011 08:08 AM


Very nice looking! I really like the design and variations in shading. Can’t wait to see it completed.


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#2 posted 12-05-2011 01:30 PM

Great board! They really are addictive!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 02:07 PM


Imagine how that grain will pop when you hit it with mineral oil!


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#4 posted 12-05-2011 03:56 PM

Thanks all. I can’t wait to get a finish on it. I think it’ll make one fine Christmas gift!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 12-06-2011 01:13 AM

That walnut has perfect grain for a chevron. You will have a nice 3D effect with it.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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