|Project by dustyal||posted 12-19-2009 04:18 AM||1883 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
Maple, Purple heart, salad bowl finish… see Marc S. - The WoodWhisperer video.
Major disaster... lesson learned… don’t run an end grain board through my thickness planer. I don’t remember anyone mentioning that to us stupid beginners.
Got off mark in my rip cuts… racked the cut or something… didn’t really notice until I alternated the boards and opposite ends were of different thicknesses. Ouch. Firewood pile, or try to deal with it?
Had a beginner ah ha moment… run it through my recently acquired bench top thickness planer… It chewed it up and spit it back at me. Real firewood now- kindling? What an ugly moment.
White knights to the rescue: Pat and his playhouse came to the rescue with big drum sander. I ran it through about 500 times on both sides and got it done. Took off well over a quarter inch. Started 1 3/4 ended at 1 inch. (Okay, Pat says I only did it 283 times… )
Ends and sides where broken out from the original disaster, so we needed to re-square. Jim, another MDWW, helped in the straightening process by “re-designing” the end edges. What a recovery… still presentable as a Christmas gift. Difference between a pro and amateur is how well the pro can make mistakes a part of the project.
We were at Pat’s doing one of our Mason Dixon workshops making a leg taper jig designed by Karson. I suspect will get something posted about that.
Please go to Pat's Playhouse and vote for his shop in the wood magazine contest. I tend to think everyone was laughing with me, not at me…
-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...