|Project by JL7||posted 07-04-2016 11:38 PM||919 views||4 times favorited||20 comments|
A couple more end grain boards, in the first pic, the one on the left is Hard Maple and Purpleheart, and the right is Cherry and Black Walnut.
The goal was that the lighter background color would melt into the darker checker board pattern, and it mostly came true, but there is no getting around the “character” of the wood that tells on you…....
Also looking for more pleasing patterns as some of my boards get a bit busy. The patterns are simple, but the execution is trickier than it looks…...a good challenge for sure.
Here’s a few build photos:
Checker board strips.
Gluing up the strips, that’s 2 sets stacked up as all the strips were 1-1/4” square.
The boards were both glued up in individual 1-1/4” blocks.
Then the borders were glued on last.
The Cherry board has a border on it that I thought was Walnut (it came out of the Walnut scrap bin!!) but it seems to be a Cherry border on a Cherry board…......oops…....rookie mistake..
The Maple board has a few blocks with “extra character”........yep. While ripping stock, I was certain I had enough for 3 strips from each board…......wrong! Plan B initiated, and didn’t see the “character” until the mineral oil was applied.
Another brick in the wall…......
Have a happy 4th!
Thanks for looking.
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA