|Project by Gatrhntr||posted 01-01-2015 02:37 PM||1017 views||6 times favorited||2 comments|
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.