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My largest chopping board yet. #4: What does it weigh?

941 days ago by degoose | 18 comments »

A few folks asked about the weight of the board I am making… so I got the old scales out… Here is the result… Nearly 7.5 kilograms [kg] and for our American Cousins who prefer imperial measurements… just over 16 pounds [lb] [Tip… I number each piece on the end with chalk so that I can reassembly the board in the right order… and chalk washes off…]

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My largest chopping board yet. #3: Crosscutting..

942 days ago by degoose | 25 comments »

Well, the first blank was in clamps over night… Now a few light passes through the drum sander. This board is too large just to push against the fence to cross cut the engrain slices and I have not made a sled for my new table saw so I attached a block of wood to the incra mitre guage and used it backwards. By backwards I do not mean I cut backwards… just had the guage on the other side of the blank as I pushed it forward… To hold it steady I clamped the blank ...

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My largest chopping board yet. #1: Sourcing the timber.

947 days ago by degoose | 8 comments »

Many of you have asked where I get my timber… Well I will let you in on a little secret…[For all the Australian Readers.] Even though I have nearly 20 tonnes of timber in stock, when I need a special piece I go and see Trevor Gaskiel at Northgate [Brisbane] Trevor, an accomplished and highly acclaimed woodworker, is a timber merchant specialising in Tasmanian Timbers. All who frequent the Timber shows around Australia, will know Trevor and most probably have bought ti...

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Snakes Pattern in Solid Wood #5: The final scene or Cleopatra's Asp

1544 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 21 comments »

I took the board out of the clamp, today. Relatively easily as it happened. Sanded both sides up and gave it a coat of oil. Well I say a coat but end grain drinks harder than some of the girls I dated in my teen years. Anyway by no means finished here’s a peek I prefer sharp square edges and for me the ends of this are just not tidy enough and I just think that if I rounded the edges it would look far too busy. I may frame it, in some mid-tone wood, like Oak. Ebony would be good,...

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