|Project by DuaneEDMD||posted 09-13-2009 11:16 PM||7905 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
Have you ever started down a path and put so many steps in down that path that when you hear the path screaming at you that it is the WRONG PATH you just ignore the screams??? Witness the photos above. I wanted to try a “pin wheel” variation cutting board and knew right away the glue up was going to drive me nuts closing all the gaps. I did a fairly good job glueing up two to three wedges at a time until I got to the end and the gap was just too much. So what do I do, JUST CLAMP IT REALLY HARD and leave for the day. I come back 4 hours later and the board had split.
The last picture above is the “second round” you get with these since I need two boards to alternate the woods. Any ideas how to make this work? Should I just scrap the design? Try to glue it all at once with a slow setting glue so I have square edges to clamp? Make the maple strips thinner and easier to bend? I’ll try anything in an attempt to keep this second board out of the “fireplace pile”.
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