|Project by JimRochester||posted 02-22-2015 05:24 PM||1248 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Fortunately the photo doesn’t show just how badly I FUBAR’d this project. I was able to salvage it and get a presentable piece but have a WHOLE bunch of filler in it. The guidelines I read suggested using a couple of 48” pieces. I had some 42’s and ended up with a 14” x 18” board. That part was fine. Where I ran into trouble was trying to machine the 42” pieces. They were just very cumbersome and difficult to try and keep square. It was also difficult keeping the notch perfectly square which is essential. That’s where you end up with gaps during the final glue up. I’ll make some more but I’ll use some 24” pieces. There will be a bit more waste but much more manageable to maneuver.
This is shown with a quick coat of mineral oil. I’ll probably put another couple coats with beeswax or maybe some wiping varnish. I have 1/8 round overs on all corners and a cove for finger grooves. I have some feet to install but I’ll wait until I’m done with the finish
-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.