|Project by birraej1||posted 12-27-2008 12:57 AM||5547 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I stumbled across the wood whisperer podcast on cutting boards while researching for some Christmas wood project to make this year. I loved the boards and loved what seemed to be a “simple” process (ha!)
I’m pretty new at woodworking, having just made some tables and shelves for simple pine furniture in the past. Specifically, I lake a jointer, a planer, and a drum sander. This made getting nice glue-edges on the wood something of a challenge. I do however, have a belt sander which now wishes that it had never been born. 8)
The results turned out pretty nice. Only photos are of them drying in my dusty workshop/garage (that way for all but the final coat). What I found in doing this project was that it touched on alot of skills I had never pursued before… trying to use a fore plane to joint an edge. Trying to shim the outfeed side of the a router table fence to joint. Tweaking/adjusting my table saw. Glue-ups in three dimensions…Using scrapers, belt sanders…Failing to plane edge grain with a dull plane knife. How to sharpen a plane knife…
Alot of learning for a small end result! So.. that’s my story and I can’t wait for “The Next Thing”. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Everyone enjoyed the results in the family and ideas for subsequent years are much appreciated.
-- Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass -- it's about learning how to dance in the rain.