|Project by TimBridge||posted 05-21-2014 12:33 AM||909 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I made YET ANOTHER cutting board for a buddy at work who likes to cook. This one, as an edge grain model, differs from my status quo.
I went a little crazy with some 1/4” slats, smallest I’ve used yet. Unfortunately, the maple had some dark figuring so the contrast in the center pieces of maple isn’t as pronounced as I would like. In other implementations, the same figuring may have been a positive bonus but here I feel like it takes away from the piece.
In retrospect, I should have waited and picked up some more “cleaner” maple but I promised I would have this ready for him on Friday of that week and Tim Bridge keeps his promises.
This is also the first time I tried my hand at rounded corners with my band saw. It’s a craigslist-special 10” Craftsman bandsaw with 1/3HP. I was utterly disappointed when I first picked it up and tried to make a band saw box with it. Halfway through 4” of laminated maple and oak, the blade would get stuck and stop without fail. Also, even with a 1/4” blade, I couldn’t get turns more than 3”-4” in the 4” blank.
I plan to upgrade the band saw eventually and sell this one but, despite watching craigslist for all the relatively close areas, I haven’t found a deal that satisfies my requirements (14”, >= 1HP, younger than 1995, decent condition, <= $200.00).
For now though, it’s great for your weekend-warrior’s bandsaw needs.
-- Tim Bridge, Northern NJ,"Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't." Pete Seeger