|Project by sras||posted 06-14-2015 04:11 PM||1560 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
This started with a request for a single board (the smallest one in the set). My DIL had seen this design, but flat grain. I preferred the end grain approach for less risk of expansion issues.
My wife pointed out that as long as I was making one, I might as well make a few more. That way, I got more use out of my set up time and I got to use some more of my offcut pieces.
I might not even have posted this project, but it was my first chance to use a light box my son had made for a college class. On top of that, my wife had gotten a new DSLR camera and we had just installed Photoshop.
So this is just as much a display of my new photo tools as the woodworking.
The boards are about 1.5 inches thick and made from maple, walnut, cherry, some Brazilian cherry (from flooring scraps) in the smallest one and a little bit of oak in the largest one.
Each board has a pair of finger grooves on the side. The largest on has a juice groove border on one face.
The finish is mineral oil and a beeswax/oil board finish.
AND – my photos have improved significantly (when I invest the time ;)
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