|Project by robert triplett||posted 07-06-2010 12:22 AM||1612 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
I made two more cutting boards with an S curve in them. I used Purpleheart and some Big Leaf Maple from fellow LumberJock John Ormsby in Sacramento. He had advertised some Maple for sale in Trade and Swap. I drove 3 hours and the wood was worth the drive. I spent about 4 hours with John in his shop and in his two car garage filled with wood, and he and his wife fed me lunch. He gave me a good deal on some great wood. I have not used Big Leaf Maple before. It is darker than the white Maple I have been using. It gives a nice contrast to the Purpleheart. Some is curly, some has some quilt, and some has some spalting. I usd some with straight grain and good color for the boards. It doesn’t look like much in its rough state but we took each board out into the sunlight. I t sure is nice when planed. I didn’t take any pictures of the boards until I had them displayed at a show this weekend. I sold the first one within an hour. People seem to like the darker of the two when I make these twin boards. Here are a few photos of the wood. Thanks again John. He has a lot of wood left!
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!