|Project by jaydub||posted 1254 days ago||2214 views||7 times favorited||3 comments|
My best friend’s mother, who has fed me on many many occasions, makes her own pizza dough and her own pasta. I remembered seeing some cooking show awhile back where a woman was making gnocchi on a board like this – the sides and back keep ingredients from spilling, and everything can be mixed right in place. Loretta requested the rail in the front for the kneading process – she complained about boards she used sliding across the counter when she worked the dough.
All birch – 5/4 that I resawed and thickness planed down to about 3/8”. Working surface is about 18” x 20”. I hand-cut my first dovetails in the corners (hence the lack of closeups…) they actually did come out pretty well. Nice to start on a joint like this with only 1 tail in each corner. Unfortunately, if you look close, you’ll notice the walnut plug in the end of the dado that I ran all the way through the end like an idiot, so again feel free not to look too close…
Mineral oil finish – 3 coats.
It was a fun, fairly simple project, she digs it, and I’m promised a good homemade Italian meal before too long. Everybody wins!
-- someday I'll work more in my shop than on my shop