|Project by lumberdustjohn||posted 04-06-2010 01:26 PM||2865 views||5 times favorited||38 comments|
With all of the cutting board designs being posted it gave me the thought to give it a try.
No jigs, Just a table saw and a miter saw.
Made all of the blocks the same size or so I thought.
Glueing and clamp up was crazy.
Started glueing a row and then thought it may be easier to do in blocks of three.
Well did I say anything about remembering to keep the grains running the same…
Thought I did until all of my blocks of three were being set in place.
Oh no, Gaps. things were not going well.
Thought this will be a learning session for sure. A little putty here and there.
Great…...it doesn’t match either.
Thought I wouldn’t show to anyone and my wife and family wouldn’t know.
I took it in the house thinking what could I do with it.
Can’t scrap it.
Went back out to the shop and found enough Elm to make a base for a small table.
The block board is made from Cherry, Maple and Walnut trimmed in Walnut.
The base is Elm with Walnut stain.
Well the base turned out ok.
I brushed it on, wiped it down and applied two coats of semi gloss.
Maybe I will sand down the top and try matching the filler better.
-- Safety first because someone needs you.