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

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Blog entry by degoose posted 12-15-2011 06:58 AM 9143 reads 7 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 12-15-2011 07:08 AM

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

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-15-2011 07:38 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 12-15-2011 08:21 AM

U Never cease to amaze me!!

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

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#4 posted 12-15-2011 08:42 AM

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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#5 posted 12-15-2011 08:47 AM

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 now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 12-15-2011 08:48 AM

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 12-15-2011 09:02 AM

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 12-15-2011 11:08 AM

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

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 12-15-2011 01:44 PM

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

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#10 posted 12-15-2011 02:56 PM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 12-15-2011 03:08 PM

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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#12 posted 12-15-2011 04:12 PM

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

Impressive work


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#13 posted 12-15-2011 04:48 PM

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

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#14 posted 12-15-2011 07:00 PM

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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#15 posted 12-16-2011 02:13 AM

Yeah, what is Melaluca? Great design!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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