|Project by footprints||posted 02-05-2015 09:00 PM||1449 views||8 times favorited||5 comments|
This 6” by 22” bread board is fun to make and utilizes the jig shown in my previous post for crosscutting small/thin pieces. I like the contrast of maple and padauk.
Start by cutting two strips of wood at least 1-3/4” wide. Then cut any size trapezoids you like on a 22.5 degree angle. For mine, the short side on the maple trapezoid was 1/2” and the short side of the padauk was 1”. You will need 8 pieces of 1/4” thick wood cut at the same angle for each large trapezoid – 4 of padauk and 4 of maple. My pile of pieces is shown in photo 2.
Use plenty of glue to join the pieces together as shown in the third photo. Let dry overnight. These are inherently weak end grain glue joints. They just have to be strong enough to rip into 1/4” strips shown in photo 4. The top part of photo 4 shows how they come off the saw. The bottom part shows how to lift the second strip over the first, the third strip over the second, etc. to create the pattern. Laminate them between maple and accent woods of your choice to make whatever width you like.
-- Ray, Lakeland, FL