|Project by AJ1104||posted 02-14-2017 08:09 PM||1506 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
After reading the Fine Woodworking article by Scott Lewis I put it on my project list. That was about two years ago. I made this for my sister Diane who recently relocated. Her husband loves wood and wood craftsmanship so I thought this was a project that they would use and enjoy.
I used maple, walnut and cherry for materials and final board measured 22.5” X 16”. The glue up was challenging with the 1/2” band giving me some trouble. It would be a lot less critical if you cut the inlays from stock that was a full 1/2 to 3/4 wider than the main board, especially when it came to alignment while gluing-up. I left only about 3/8”. Also, a center caul would keep the middle dead flat, which also gave me some grief and extra sanding.
I finished with two coats of mineral oil then mineral oil and 25% bees wax mix. I have to thank Scott for writing a great tutorial with super how-to tips for making this board, it was very inspiring. This was a great project and a great addition to their new home. Thanks for looking! AJ
-- AJ, Long Island. New York