|Project by JimRochester||posted 12-13-2014 07:54 PM||958 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
A few others had already made this project out of the Woodsmith magazine. Since I was making 13 of them for Christmas presents I contacted Henry Mowry who already made these to get his advice. I made a few changes, since I was making so many, I opted to invest in a 2” round nose router bit instead of coving on the table saw. Greatly reduces sanding which is a real time saver. I also decided to make a variety of boards which was a mistake. The magazine suggested an end grain maple board. I made 2 of those and they are the least attractive looking. I like Henry’s version with a flat piece of walnut with walnut dowels the best. Should have made everyone of them with walnut, its cheaper, easier and faster that way. I did make a few spalted maple slabs and a couple flat grain maple and padauk and maple and walnut boards which are interesting. If you make these just go with the plain Walnut and save yourself some trouble. These will cover all the ladies in the family plus a couple left over for next year’s craft shows. If I sell the 2 extra it will more than pay for the router bit.
-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.