|Project by Chris||posted 2081 days ago||1849 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I thought I should get around to posting some of my projects. This is a pastry board I designed and built for my wife to replace her grandmother’s which we lost in a house fire.
I constructed it from 5/4 Curly Maple that I picked up for a song on eBay. Each segment is 1” square and glued up with Gorilla glue. I started with the belt sander @ 120 grit then came the card scraper, then more scraping and more scraping, blistered thumbs. Then, Oh yeah, more scraping!!!! I finished it with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish.
While I designed the Rolling Pin I did not turn it as I did not own a lathe at the time. I hired it out to a gentlemen I met at the local Woodcraft. As you can see he did a bang-up job. It started as a piece of 12/4×12/4 Curly Maple. I sanded and finished it. It receives weekly abuse, I mean use :)
By the way, did you notice that nice little black mark in the lower left corner? I learned my lesson with regards to letting your clamps rest on the workpiece during glue-up.
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