|Project by McLeanVA||posted 12-16-2010 08:13 PM||2748 views||21 times favorited||23 comments|
Just a few simple photos of the latest round of LVDTs (Legless Vegetable Death Tables) aka cutting boards on the finishing table. These are drying belly-up in the pics. They are soaking in the 3rd of 5 coats of 50/50 Salad Bowl finish and Mineral Spirits.
The pattern is a simple 2-3-4-3. Easy enough to remember. Essentially they consist of end grains of a 2”, 3”, 4” and another 3”, which gives a nice mathematical overlap of wood tones, without any of the corners getting too close to one another in the glue up. This also rounds out to a nice 12” wide board that fits my planer like a glove.
These were sanded to 220 before finish. Lightly sanded with 320 in between the first 3 coats. Rubbed with #0000 steel wool in between 3rd and 4th coats. Hard buffed with a terry towel after the 5th coat. They turn out as smooth as polished granite.
Nothing new in terms of patterns, just something I was set up and dialed in to do in my shop.
On a side note, I took the advice from my fellow LJs and purchased a Performax 16-32 drum sander. HOLY COW… what a difference. No more jamming end grain through my planer while praying for safety. Night and Day difference in my efficiency, safety, and precision.
-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.