|Project by winecountrywhimsy||posted 03-31-2009 05:37 AM||4181 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I made some of these for Christmas gifts. I did not take pics of the others, but I used the middle of the barrel head to make a longer board with straight sides and curved ends. Some shorter boards I cut in half so that they had a square end and a curved end. The one shown uses the outer parts of the barrel head after the middle section has been removed.
You have to take the head completely apart. Some have metal pins holding the oak pieces together. The pins must be removed and then the pieces are glued back together. Some heads have a tongue and groove design which makes them easier to work with. Others have wood dowels holding them together.
I use biscuits or wood dowels to put them back together. I sand them nice and smooth, except for the logo or insignia if one is on the piece. I finish with lemon oil.
I made the handles from the barrel hoops. I cut them, grind off the sharp corners with a bench grinder, polish the galvanized metal with a wire brush, and coat it with polyurethane. I attach it to the board with 3/4 in. pan head screws, making sure to offset them.
I will try to get pics of the other styles.
Comments are welcome.
Todd @ lumberjocks/winecountrywhimsy
-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA