Double Step ala SPalm #3: Another year later...

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I received an order for one of SPalm’s double step boards… well started it this morning… need to finish it and have it shipped on Monday Morning…

Found some Melaleuca, Acacia, and Mango… Dressed and bevel ripped… glued the two logs together and then cross cut on the SCMS…sorry no pics…

Here is the dry fit…

A little mineral spirits to show the colour..

Close up…

I sanded each side to ensure a snug fit..This is before…the top pic is after…
It is in clamps at the moment… all glued up…
Tomorrow it will be sanded… first on the Drum Sander and then by ROS…

Two Coats of oil over the weekend and in the mail Monday… hopefully it gets there for Xmas…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

24 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


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#1 posted 982 days ago

You do them all, another winner Larry. Cool design and wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 982 days ago

Some great looking wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 982 days ago

U Never cease to amaze me!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View lanwater's profile


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#4 posted 982 days ago

Now Acacia, and Mango I know those 2 but Melaluca that is not in my dictionary…

Boy what a difference between the initial version and the one with mineral sipirit!

That is going to be quite a board.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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robert triplett

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#5 posted 982 days ago

That is something i have to try. I have two weeks off and no deadlines. I wonder what wood I can find with that kind of contrast? Some dark Walnut, some maple burl and Curly cherry?? Nice!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#6 posted 982 days ago

Another ripper, Larry! How do you keep coming up with them? It’d take me a month just to think up the design!!And then at least another month to make it!

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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#7 posted 982 days ago

Beutiful Larry. The mango has dark stains. This is the problem that I always encounter using mango but you had really arranged those stained portion harmonously creating a nice shadow-like sides. That is also a quick order. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 981 days ago

You really have this board game sown up Larry, like the effect of this design and great wood combination.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#9 posted 981 days ago

Another great board for the board wizard! I love looking at your boards… except my eyes hurt afterward!

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

View Roger's profile


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#10 posted 981 days ago

thats awesome Larry. I wanna buy some stock in the glue you use :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 981 days ago

Lookin’ good Larry.
You remembered to make a Left and a Right log triangle this time :)
I still love that design.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Kent Shepherd

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#12 posted 981 days ago

I am constantly amazed at the designs you guys come up with for cutting boards!

Impressive work

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Jim Bertelson

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#13 posted 981 days ago

Interesting wood choices… sure to take a picture before it leaves the shop….......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#14 posted 981 days ago

To my eyes, this one is the best one yet. Super interesting pattern

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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matt garcia

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#15 posted 981 days ago

Yeah, what is Melaluca? Great design!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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