|Project by closetguy||posted 1855 days ago||2959 views||17 times favorited||36 comments|
I had an 8’ piece of 6/4 walnut in the shop with the intention of using it to make a few more cutting boards, but it had a parallel strip of creamy sap wood running the length. I was getting ready to cut the sap wood out of it, but fortunately took a coffee break. While I was sitting there, I kept staring at the end of the board and noticed the sap wood was running at an angle through the board. The light bulb came on and I grabbed my graph paper and started drawing. The next thing I knew, the board was cut leaving the sap wood as part of two strips. Of course, far be it me to make a board with one species of of wood so I ripped a 1” strip of cherry to add to the end of the first glue up. I must say that my anticipation was growing when I finally cross cut the first glue up, wondering if I had wasted my time. I was pleased with the outcome.
12/16/08. Well it took about a month, but this one finally sold on Etsy last night!!
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