Well life has been busy for me, like most of us on here I’m sure. Between X-mas, work, travel, and the Honey do list, how time flies. I just received more cutting board commissions and of course they all want them for Valentine’s Day. But money is a good thing.
I have planned down the rough Walnut after making a jig for my planner, turning it into a 12 1/2 inch jointer Thx to Fine Woodworking magazine. See project, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/59496 for more info. This worked like a charm, flattening the rough boards on one side then running them through the planer to make them parallel.
I have glued up the boards that need to be 14 inches wide. I’m ready for the next step that is gluing the 4 pieces together making a square to surround the 24×48 inch piece of granite that will go in the middle of the table. Once glued up, I will do some bow-tie inlays making it look like they’re holding the joints together. This will be new for me, as I have not done this before. I have another piece of walnut that I will glue around the edge of the whole table giving the top the illusion of being thicker than it really is. I have ordered the router bit for the edge that Blondie wants.
I picked up the outdoor UV varnish by epifanes. http://www.epifanes.com/home.htm Everyone I have talked to swears this is some great finish for outside furniture or boats..
Thx for looking, all comments ad advice always welcome.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"