|Project by jaysuzi||posted 09-15-2014 11:16 PM||1274 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I saw this project from a copy of Woodsmith that I borrowed from the library. I found the design appealing, so I thought I would make one and I may make some more for Christmas gifts. I decided to try to use some wood from a big chunk of elm that we have had for a number of years. The challenge was that the slice of elm is less than 6 inches with the grain. I had to cut it in half on the bandsaw just to make it somewhat manageable. Then I was able to resaw a slice off. I ran it through the planer cross grain (yeah – I know, not a good practice), I was able to get it milled up decent, added a bloodwood piece down the center and followed the rest of the Woodsmith instructions.
The two sides vary quite a bit, but both have a lot of grain and character to them.
Now, what to do with the rest of the slab – any ideas?
-- Jay in Pennsylvania, http://hobby4charity.org/