Live Edge Domino Trays

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Project by Gatrhntr posted 01-01-2015 02:37 PM 905 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If your looking for a simple project that’s both handy and Unique give this a try. The lumber on this project is Black Jack Oak that’s heavily spalted and wormy. Found down here on our property. I cut them to manageable lengths and rough saw rip them to 1.5” to 2” slabs on my bandsaw. Sticker them and let them dry. Then just before starting my project I microwave each piece for 1 to 2 min to kill any larva/ bugs. When your ready to start the build run backside through the jointer followed by planing to thickness. Tack a piece of slightly oversized 1/4 ply to the back to give you a straight edge to go up against you table saw fence. Use dado blade set at 20 degree and set aprox 3/8” wide to fit your dominos. Cut your dados and remove the plywood backer. I use a wire brush on a cordless drill to brush with the grain of the live edge to remove remaining bark residue and get the look I want. When you’ve finished your final overall,sanding I coat in Minwax wood hardener and follow with clear poly.

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 09:44 AM

I bade a few of these for gifts out of stock lumber, The rustic look that you have done really makes them above the grade.

-- Floyd - Harrison Arkansas

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 01:33 PM

Very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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