|Project by sras||posted 12-14-2009 02:19 AM||3239 views||4 times favorited||19 comments|
It’s been years since I made any gifts. The end grain boards that I’ve seen on LJ inspired me to get these three boards done. I used a technique I call “Cut first and design later” that I described in this blog. Since I use narrow strips, it takes a lot (15 to 20) of strips to make up a board. The combination of narrow strips (as thin as 0.2 inches) and a large quantity make it hard to get a design to work, so I mill the pieces, measure them carefully and then design.
The first board is 9×15.5 inches and is 1.5 inches thick. The second one is 9×13 and 1.5 inches thick. The third one is 8.5×10.75 and is 1.25 inches thick. All three boards have a mixture of cherry, red oak, white oak and walnut. The sizes were pretty much dictated by how many strips of what width I had on hand.
I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out. My only concern is the new owners will not want to put them to use!
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive