Lots of great info on this blog! Hoping to get a little guidance here. I am new to woodworking after finding a stash of rough walnut in my Grandfather’s garage after he passed. At this point, all I want to do is build some end grain cutting boards as many of you have done. I have a planer, dust collector and jointer from cragslist that do a great job. All I need is a the table saw. I have very little invested in this and don’t want to spend a lot on table saw as there is a c...
Yesterday I was a little busy…. I ripped and glued up some blanks for some boards…no pics but they were just simple laminations… Today when the glue was set I took them out of the clamps and made the secondary cuts and got ready for the next glue up… Here are a few Camphor Laurel end grain boards.. Not glued up yet.. A smaller version to go as a pair… maybe… Can’t wait for the glue up… and sanding… then a coat of oil to pop...
Oak leaves have a unique and distinctive leaf shape Oak trees grow on each of the five continents and cultures at every level have relied on the wood and acorn, the tannic acid and the bark throughout the millennia. Great ships with oak bows and rudders crisscrossed the globe. Massive barns and manorial homes came from the stems and crooks of full-grown oaks in every county. It would be impossible to catalogue the provision we have from the ancestry of the common oak. Oak works...
It’s been a long haul and not without a few setbacks, but our first semi-production run is almost complete. I have to say (and I have seen this mentioned before) these tops are the most labor intensive project I have ever experienced. With that said, I still have to build 3 more. It’s official-I really am not that bright!! and Cherry Base Clear Coated Tiger Maple and Walnut Base with Cherry Top That Big chunk of Maple with the pine “CA-ed” to the edg...
Gidday all, Many of you have made cutting boards and many more are going to make cutting boards. This is in itself very good but like Marc Spagnoulo how many have wondered how the ones you made a while ago have faired.,I made my first board over 4 years ago and it is still going strong and just about due for a little refurbishing,.lol’My first ‘butcher block end grain’ board is still being used daily and also just about due for the quick sand and re-oiling. Just thought I pu...
Several years ago I saw this ribbon design at segmenting.biz/inlayexample. I started by selecting the body of the design. In this case, padauk, yellow heart, aand hickory for three boards. Then I laminated the “ribbons” Then I cut 2” holes in the boards that make up the body of the design. The problem for a flat boarder(cutting board) was how to create the plugs without a center hole. The first idea was wood turning but this would require a massive square of exotic wood...
I was looking for a clamp that could hold a glue up of two 45 deg strips of wood to make a block. Basically two triangles glued together to make a square. All the woodworking site searches produced nothing. Then I came across these clamps on a welding website. http://www.stronghandtools.com/products/pdt_img/pgv_pic.html I ordered three of them from my local welding supply store to see how they would work. The man at the supply store had never seen them, apparently they have a patent...
I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of rugged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains… Ok, enough of the flooding rains for a while or at least while the Maleny Wood Expo is on… Off to the show this morning… just packing the last minute things… Did not exactly burn the midnight oil but it was nearing 10 PM when I finished oiling the last of 55 new boards… half of which were made yesterday… I had fun sitting wai...
I have an end grain cutting board made of purple heart and yellow heart. The blocks are squares, 1-1/8” square, about 1-1/2” long/thick, glued up with mixed patterns (making letters). The board was treated with mineral oil. It appears that the yellow heart pieces have swollen from absorbing the mineral oil, and have busting some of the glue joints. Has anyone ever experienced this type of problem? Thanks for reading and your comments. Kevin
After sanding the boards, the router table was set up with a dish cutter bit and some timber clamped to the table to act as limiting stops. The end of the boards were then passed over the bit to create the recesses… This was done in several passes.. raising the bit after each pass. There is a little burn mark on the ends but a lot of sanding will remove this… lol Nah… I can live with a little burn… it will blend in ok with some oil… As you can see ...
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