|Project by jhtuckwell||posted 02-13-2010 10:43 PM||4883 views||18 times favorited||24 comments|
Like a lot of you, most of what I make in the wood shop I give away as gifts to friends and relatives. So, I’m continually looking for new gift ideas and when I saw this plan in Wood Magazine, I thought I’d build one to see how it came out. I started with an 8/4 slab of rough hard Maple, 19” X12”, planed to 1½” and then glued a layer of ½” Tigerwood on the top and bottom. I drilled out the center and dip bowl holes with a 1¼” forstner bit and then cleaned it up with a router using a template and collet extender. After cutting out the oval shape on the bandsaw and sanding it down to 220 grit, I put on 3 coats of Behlens Salad Bowl finish and bought a couple of bowls for the dip at Crate & Barrel. I had good reviews so made two more as shown, all with Maple centers but the other two with Bloodwood and African Mahogany. So at our friends parties, we’ll provide the chips and dip, they can provide the beers!
-- Jamie, Sedalia, Colorado