|Project by Elyasaf Shweka||posted 09-23-2014 07:17 PM||1356 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
A board made for bread.
The cubic pattern is end-grain Maple & Walnut, the sides are Long grain and behind the text is Edge grain – both cherry.
The phrase is in Hebrew, about the blessings of the ‘Shabbat’ (=Saturday).
While working on this project, for some reason i got my finger into the table-saw blade. fortunately the result was only a minor damage to the bone. after a few weeks it looks pretty good already. it’s funny, but i wasn’t doing anything risky or problematic. i used all the safety features, but still, for some reason, in a fraction of a second while i was’t 100% focused, i moved my hand from the wood (after cutting it) straight into the blade. i was very very lucky. work safely!
I have to admit that i have some doubts about the design, but the design of this piece was happening in my workshop, as i was working on it. i guess it would have look better without the two side pieces, but i didn’t make it big enough to begin with.
one more thing: the thickness of this board is 20 mm (about 3/4 inch). i like making my boards 50mm and then splitting them into half. this way i feel that i get two boards with the work time of only one…
final thickening and sanding was made with my shop built drum sander.
some pictures of the process:
-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.