|Project by Andy||posted 11-22-2007 05:54 PM||3129 views||6 times favorited||17 comments|
I made this serving board for my daughter-in-law, Josalyn, as an anniversary present.
I designed this board to feature some laminated plugs and try out some banding ideas. I punched holes at various angles on the mortiser and set these plugs on end. The short cross bands are done prior to laminating the strips together, then the next in length is added,a nd so on, and finally the long angled kerfs are cut on the table saw to about 1/4” deep. Various colored thin strips are inserted, some being butted end to end. The designs are endless and most of the work is done on the tablesaw and chop saw. A plug cutter was used to make the round inlays.
Not too difficult…...just a wild imagination and a lot of time. :-)
Please note: No nice boards were harmed in this endeavor, only scraps.
This is mainly for display so I used lacquer as the finish, about 6 coats, sanded smooth between each._
Typically, you dont need to sand lacquer between each coat. I build it up with a fairly heavy coat and sand it down to level out all the little dips and voids that occur around the multitude of inlays .I repeat this process several times. This is what is known as “blocking” in auto body work, something I learned to do many years ago.
-- If I can do it, so can you.