|Project by footprints||posted 11-24-2009 10:15 PM||2197 views||7 times favorited||11 comments|
Here’s a way to use those pieces of wood too big to throw away and too small to actually use on the next project. Tilt your table saw blade to 30 degrees and run them through to get a rhombus shape. Use three contrasting woods. Cut the rhombus strip into 1” thick pieces and glue them into a hexagonal shape with Tightbond III. No clamping required. Then glue the hexagons together edge to edge. You will need to clamp these – I used a framing square to make sure they lined up properly and built an MDF jig to aid in the clamping. Cover it with plastic wrap so the glue doesn’t stick to it.
When dry, saw it rectangular and edge it in maple. Mineral oil is the finish to use. I’m making a bunch for Christmas.
addendum 11/26/09 : Attached is a bad photo of the jig some of you have inquired about. Commentary below in the comments section.
-- Ray, Phoenix, Maryland