|Project by BusterB||posted 01-08-2016 12:03 PM||1212 views||5 times favorited||19 comments|
Went down to the cave…errr, I mean shop to start working on a hickory and walnut cutting board earlier this week. I found out that sometimes there is a big difference in what materials I “know” I have and what I actually have. The piece of walnut I knew I had turned up MIA so I started digging through my scrap pile(s) looking for some pieces that would work. During this search I found a piece of split walnut firewood that about 8” inches long. It wasn’t long enough to use for the cutting board design I had in mind so I asked it what it wanted to be and it replied “something fun”. It may have been Barney the shop dog who answered me…he is sneaky like that at times!!! Anyhow, I milled a solid block out of the firewood on the table saw and then using some other scraps that I had found that wouldn’t work for the cutting board, I threw this together. The only changes from the ones I made at Christmas were: a chute instead of a catch basin, a slot cut into the top of the column for the mechanism to travel thru instead of spacers and a oak knob I found on the workbench instead of dowel pulls. Not a bad little project to use a few scraps on.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)