|Project by John Olsen||posted 10-10-2014 03:06 AM||3079 views||20 times favorited||36 comments|
This was a long-term project. Here’s how I made it.
1. Use lathe to make round stuff.
2. Cut into 2 inch slabs.
3. Glue in a mostly-symmetrical pattern.
4. Drill holes symmetrically where there were gaps and fill them with more round stuff from the lathe.
5. Repeat 1 through 4. A lot.
6. Flatten it.
7. Use two pins and a string loop to mark out an oval.
8. Cut the oval with the bandsaw.
9. Sand the edge at the disk sander.
10. Use router to round the edges.
Several months later (lots of drying time, and weeks of ignoring it) I have a cutting board with oak, maple, apple, cherry, mahogany, purple heart, honey locust, and one or two types of wood I couldn’t identify.
This is NOT the sort of project to take on if you expect to sell it at a craft show and make more than a few cents an hour. :) It sure did use up a lot of small scraps though.