|Project by gabriellus||posted 02-09-2016 06:15 PM||847 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
After finishing the outdoor table, I was DONE. I packed up the shop and could finally park my car in the garage for a little while. I didn’t watch woodworking YouTube videos or podcasts or anything, I was DONE.
So that only lasted a few weeks and I found myself at the lumber dealer for some unknown reason, like a flies to a lightbulb. Picked up some cherry, walnut and maple to go with some basswood I had already. Cut the pieces to length on the tablesaw crosscut sled. Using my shopmade jointer jig I jointed one side. Through the planer for thickness. Ripped to width. I glued up 7 long-grain panels, then crosscut those to make end-grain pieces to the height of the finished boards. I glued sacrificial rails to all sides of each board so I could pass them through the thickness planer without concern. The handle recesses are routed with a cove bit with bearing, and all the edges are routed with a less-severe roundover bit as well. Sanded a sh$%load up to 220 grit. Put my brand on each board, and finished with much much mineral oil. Them’s thirsty boards.
One of them was built to exacting specifications for the wife, the rest have been given out as gifts.