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Blog series by degoose updated 11-11-2011 12:11 AM 9 parts 28866 reads 138 comments total

Part 1: Buried Treasure....

10-01-2011 11:00 PM by degoose | 7 comments »

In this part of the build… burying the treasure…the Skull and Bones buttons… I have started off by drilling a through hole in the centre of the curved end… yes I has a lot of confirmation that the curved end looked better… and then rounded over the edges.. Next … the holes were dug… OK I used a forstner bit to drill holes to bury the buttons…You can see that even with no finish on this the timber is outstanding… Here we see the bu...

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Part 2: What oil?

10-22-2011 10:14 PM by degoose | 24 comments »

For years I used a special oil… Organoil WoodWipe… and then I discovered that the Mineral Oil touted in American blogs was available here as Paraffin Oil… the medical type found in Chemists… they both worked well…but cost between AU$24 and AU$48 per litre…[1 quart]Then Ken from Kenscraft put me onto Grape Seed Oil...Only AU$9 for the same amount…and readily available at any supermarket… I tried it and I liked it… it works great, absorbs...

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Part 3: 10 Cheese boards...

10-27-2011 02:00 PM by degoose | 14 comments »

I received an order for 10 cheeseboards… this is only an initial order to see how everything goes… The boards will be used as part of a marketing strategy by some friends who sell continental sausage and cheese products.. they wish to use the boards to display some of their wares and maybe package the product with a board for sale… Here is some pics of the glue up… note the items are not finished… This last one is not one of the 10...

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Part 4: 10... sanded ready for oiling...

10-27-2011 02:06 PM by degoose | 13 comments »

Here are the 10 cheeseboards… they have been cut to finished shape and sanded to 320 grit. You can imagine what these look like oiled…If you can’t, I will be oiling and posting as finished projects tomorrow… until then play safe…

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Part 5: Just a few more..

10-29-2011 10:59 AM by degoose | 16 comments »

I decided that it would not hurt to have a few extra… different designs.. so… here are a few more glue ups.. Then cut an oval out of the checker one… and did a second generation glue up on the two at the back. Sanded and cut to finished shape the two second gen.. and glued up another..[sorry no pic] and cut it into a circle…this one was made with Queensland Maple with chevrons of Maple, Purple Heart and a stripe of Walnut… The oil finish has been applied...

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Part 6: Can you glue end grain to long grain...

11-03-2011 12:53 AM by degoose | 18 comments »

When gluing timber it is important to take into consideration grain direction.. Long grain to long grain is fine, due to the fact that timber contracts and expands across the grain.. more than with the grain… End grain to endgrain makes for a very poor glue joint [without some mechanical faster]...and you must be aware that movement can cause a joint to fail.. this is generally true when gluing long grain to endgrain… However…. Quite a while ago, I made this piece a...

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Part 7: Today...

11-03-2011 09:20 AM by degoose | 14 comments »

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...

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Part 8: Big Pineapple Farmers Market.

11-07-2011 10:32 PM by degoose | 18 comments »

As you may have read from a previous post, I had an order for some cheese boards to be sold at a farmers market at the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast…Richard and Julie came by the workshop and perused my stock and in the end there were quite a few boards ordered including a few chopping boards and some sushi boards. [17 items all up]Deb and I went up to the Grand Re-Opening to have a look [and take some pics for you to see] That is the Big Pineapple… a tourist attraction s...

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Part 9: Abstract....

11-11-2011 12:11 AM by degoose | 14 comments »

Well, this turned out kinda like an abstract painting from the 70’s… It started out as stripes.. cut for chevrons and cut one again in the opposite direction… then cut into an oval.. Not quite finished but you get the idea.. And here is a small sample of what is happening in the workshop at the moment…This will be a sushi board.. need to drill a hole..This Purple Heart board with Hoop Pine stripes is off to Saudi Arabia… A small chevron board… J...

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