|Project by prospector45||posted 04-24-2014 05:29 PM||1061 views||6 times favorited||3 comments|
These boards are new designs for me to attempt. I hopefully will do more with the “circle” design, this was my test board. A jig had to be made to make perfect 2” long grain plugs. I could have turned a cylinder, but the grain pattern would be “end grain”, which I did not want. The design was patterned after the “out of control woodturner”. He does provide some cool designs that can be altered to a flat board. The first board, 11-1/2×14 was assembled using some wood pieces that were collecting dust. This is the prototype. The last picture will indicate why it is a prototype. All of the boards are 7/8”+ in thickness. The finish is a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax.
#2 picture is 11-1/2×16 #3 picture is 10×13 #4 picture is 10×12- 1/2 #5 picture shows why picture #1 is a prototype. Not all of the walnut pieces were “dark” walnut throughout the piece. That’s OK, just learning how to do this type of design.
-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster