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Cheese boards 1 good 1 fail

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Project by robscastle posted 08-12-2014 11:27 PM 1295 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This week I made a couple of Cheese boards.

The first was a finish fail but the process was well worth the effort.

The second was a repeat using a solid one piece board.

The timber is QLD Walnut a piece courtesy of LLWW.

The process:

Select the timber
Thickness
Fill the voids with epoxy
cut to shape utilising the features
Profile the edge
Sand
Sand
Sand
Scrape
Oil
Photograph.

The failure:
I selected a piece of timber with a crack in the middle, ending where the chalk mark is.

Not being too sure just how bad it was I gave it a wack on the bench,...it split in half!

I was quite surprised! but not being detered I decided to joint it and add a center filler to return it to the width I wanted

I went to a reasonable amount of effort to recover it for use, cutting out the split area adding a Rosewood filler.

I even toyed with the idea of simply just glueing everything back together again, see photo

Did a glue up, profiled it and oiled it.

Pleased with the results I left it overnight to soak in.
Returning next day I found it had split, not in just one place but two.

One on the glue joint , a definate glue up failure there.

The other was on the end right through the feature of the timber at the end so there was nothing I could to do to repair it without deleting the feature.

So it went on the stack for later to make a decision as to what to do with it.

I was so disappointed I made the another one the next day.

-- Regards Robert





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poospleasures

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 11:42 PM

Way to go. Nice board. Glad you made another just shows disappoint does not stop us.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-13-2014 04:23 AM

Practice makes perfect…

Looking good!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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stefang

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#3 posted 08-13-2014 07:41 AM

A pretty ornery piece of wood, but you got a good one anyway.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#4 posted 08-13-2014 10:54 AM

Nice. Way to stay with it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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David Dean

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#5 posted 08-14-2014 10:13 AM

now that was cool.

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