|Project by CueballRosendaul||posted 12-02-2015 05:31 PM||9480 views||77 times favorited||26 comments|
I’ve seen pictures of these online and always wanted to make one, so when I came into some material that was just right, I could see the finished project from the start. Solid ash, about 1 1/4” thick. These started as flat slabs glued up in typical fashion, then I sliced 1” strips off the sides to glue up as a riser. I turned the cutoff down so that it would have a bookmatch on the sides. Before gluing them on, I cut a 10 1/2” diameter arc on a 10° back bevel. A few minutes at the drum sander and roundover bit for the edges finished the shaping. I used Danish oil to finish with several coats and a little steel wool action. Smoooooth.
Although I used my 10” frying pan to size the diameter, I actually like the way a plate fits under the riser. Overall, the board is 15 1/2” long and 10 1/2” wide. Total height is about 3” with the addition of the rubber feet.
I had enough material to make two matching boards. Much as I wanted to keep one of them, they went to my daughter’s house for photography and listing in our Etsy store. I’m sure I’ll be making a few more of them in the near future.
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.