|Project by Tom O'Brien||posted 12-30-2009 04:46 PM||1382 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I made this board at a short woodworking course offered by the Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation near Boerne, Texas. The course was taught by Johnny Jones, a gentleman with an encyclopedic knowledge of woodworking and the skills to match. This board is made from birds-eye maple and walnut. Notice the nice figure in the maple in the second photo. Because I worked on this with a fellow student, there is another one, nearly identical, out there somewhere. It is a simple design, and is finished with mineral oil. To make the mineral oil penetrate faster, I used a heat gun. My spouse, who gave me the class as a Christmas gift, was quite surprised when I brought home this board, and uses it often.
-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity