Recently, there was a bit of concern expressed regarding a board that was posted as a project.
it got me to thinking (a rare occurrence) that some folks might not understand or appreciate the dedication, skill and work that is involved in the making of a board. Hence this blog/tutorial.
First, lets define the term for those not familiar with boards. Most authorities agree that a board is a flat slab of wood or other material for some specific purpose. For our purposes, we’ll limit the definition to just a flat slab of wood.
In our case, the specific purpose of the board is to mate it with others of it’s brethren to reveal a larger flat slab of wood. Which in turn will become a part of an assemblage of like slabs (projects) that will make up a larger “project”. This tutorial will focus on the mating techniques and procedures. No worries, it’s G rated.
Now, in my world, the word “project” connotes something that is contemplated, or planned, and executed. A concept which may be foreign to some less enlightened souls. In the case at hand, a board.
However, before we begin the highly technical and skill intensive endeavor of board creation, a use for our slab should be clearly understood. Otherwise, we’d have no idea where or when to stop the mating process. Clearly a waste of wood….. Not to mention, glue.
Consequently, a detailed and comprehensive plan needs to be in place and kept close by for reference during the entire process of creation.
Below is the plan I will be referencing.
It was created on the inside of a box of cookies. Cardboard for durability. White for contrast.
Stay tuned for Part ll
-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton