|Project by scrappy||posted 04-30-2010 03:27 AM||2347 views||0 times favorited||36 comments|
Nothing New but the Glue challenge09 entry.
Here is my entry for the contest. In the last pic you can see the 8 pieces of pallet wood that I started with. 4 Walnut and 4 Birch (I think) Also the corkscrew, cork and knife. (Forgot to take pic of the wine glasses before I cut the stem off. Sorry) Wood was about 3 X 16 X 3/8 to start.
Planed the boards and glued in stack. Re-sawed length wize through the stack. Cut into 8 pieces same thickness as layers. Flipped every other and re-glued. Cut cross wize into 40 checkerboards same thickness again. Re-glued into blocks large enough to turn each piece from.
The cheese board is made up of 6 of the checkerboards glued edge to edge. I then rounded the corners on the band saw and sanded the edges rounded.
The knife handle is not turned. I used 2 pieces of the checker board. Cut the reccess for the blade to fit into one half with my dremel router. Glued the 2 pieces together with paper between them and shaped. Opened back up and sanded paper/glue off and reassembled with knife inserted. Process worked prety good. Allowed me to shape the handle without the blade being in the way.
Got the wine glasses, corkscrew, cork, and cheese knife all from GoodWill. All used and now re-newed!
Had a lot of fun making this project. Was a challenge to find all the parts needed. (have you ever tried to find a cork without buying the wine? I hate wine! haha) My wife claimed this before I even had it completed. I think she like to play checkers. haha
Please leave all comments and sugestions. I appreciate your input. Thanks for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!