|Project by Arcola60||posted 11-23-2014 05:40 PM||744 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Hi everyone. I just finished these three end grain boards. Some gifts for important people in my life. The woods used are: Black Walnut, Cherry, European Beech, Jarrah, Maple, Osage Orange, Purple Heart, Sycamore, and White Oak. As always they were fun to build. This time I used my new VERITAS Low Angle Bevel Up Smother.
Wow, what a workhorse! It cut down on my sanding time considerably. That was my Christmas present from my wife. She told me I am soo easy to shop for. Since I started cutting all boards to length and height, glueups are much easier to flatten. I stopped using my router sled to flatten the end grain, too much tear out. Which meant more sanding time, which cost more in sandpaper, which wore me out. Finished them with Mineral Oil. The largest board is for a good friend Mark Laiche, owner of Louisiana Woods, LLC. He does traditional 18th century furniture. A true craftsman, and a good man. He has helped me in many ways to enjoy and appreciate what we all do. Thank You Mark! The Black Walnut, and Cherry in his board was given to me by Mark.
The other two boards are for a friend of the family, Miss Irma! What a nice lady, and a great cook. It will get used well. Terry LeBlanc (Blanc) gets one also. He is a coworker that is retiring. He also is a great cook, and makes some of the best Hogs Head Cheese this state has ever eaten.
I will be making more for Christmas, and some other projects as well. Thanks for viewing, comments are always welcome