|Project by oldguy2||posted 10-24-2016 10:54 AM||988 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I was told most woodworkers will get asked to make a cutting board. This is my third one. I ripped the walnut strips to about 1/2 since the scrap piece had a large knot and not more was usable. The 3 pieces of ash were jointed and matched to fit. Since one had a flaw one the back I decided to make feet by using wood buttons so only this side is usable for cutting. Both sides were scraped and sanded. I like a double round over look and with the feet it lifts this off the counter nicely. 4 coats of olive oil preheated just soaked in and rubbed. So the $20 and the other photos is more to this story. Enjoy. Years ago my wife and I set up an allowance for me after I broke down on the way to work and barely had coffee money. Sad when you make 50k. Now the deal is here is your money for the month don’t ask for tool money. Fair enough. So Learn Something Friends ! I budget that money. like scrooge. I carry a tool spending billfold, never go to a sale without it. Have bought many tools on sale because I had the cash to do it. Never had to oh..%#@ wish I had $$$. Wood magazine has this fantasy going of $150 a paycheck, just for your workshop. Even as a business I had cash but not 150 a month. we all look for deals. Start saving money and carry some with you. Now here was my CHEAP deal only a nut woodworker would love it. A company that makes drawers was selling the dumpster of scrap..picture..5ft by 5ft by 5ft. all planed most 3 inch or 4 inch, lengths up to 14 inch. for $20. I needed 24 boxes and 3 plastics crates for the loot. Small stuff was for fires. Picture..shop wall..most is in plastic crates along my shop wall by lengths under a foot. under 10 inch and over a foot. that’s 8 in the shop. 12 boxes are in the shed. You can see I tried to glue some panels, why knot, I have loads to waste, 3 samples in the picture, and wide enough for the planer. Next a band saw box 6 pieces of scrap..the drawers are out and the front/backs are out, the box is 5×6. 3 boxes of wood went camping,wow, that nice hardwood burned so well…not to cry 24 boxes for $20. And the company makes 2 dumpsters a week, also wood strips of scrap. I hope to go shopping next spring !!