|Project by Jim Sellers||posted 11-08-2014 05:37 PM||2049 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
Both end grain boards. The first one (on the right) is made mostly from scraps of walnut and maple. 11×17 x 1 1/8. I had no clear vision what I would end up with and hoped I could form some kind of symmetrical pattern but alas had to give up on that plan and settle for the mosaic. (Over 800 pieces.)
The second one is maple and jatoba. 14×16 x 1 1/2. Very heavy, hard and solid. I underestimated the amount of work that it would take to sand them down smooth. I doubt that I’ll make any others unless I acquire a drum sander. Started with 50 grit in the belt sander then went to 80. That finally took them down as flat and smooth as I could expect them to be. I went over them with a random orbital with 120 grit but couldn’t see that it was having any effect. They seemed to be smooth enough with the 80 grit.
Haven’t oiled them down yet and still need to put some rubber feet on em.
-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.