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Project by wellington posted 01-16-2011 07:41 PM 1910 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think the three columns look like the teeth of a zipper…

Anyhow, I had nothing on the schedule this past Friday, so I hit the lumber yard after work and decided to make myself something.

Dimensionally, it’s roughly 19” x 19” x 2” (second picture uses me as the size reference… it’s fairly large)... Weighs in at just under 19 lbs.

Compositionally, it’s hard white maple and wenge end grain (I found a 2” x 2” x 96” piece of wenge among a stack of otherwise unspectacular boards… so I had to grab it).

Still needs a coat of oil, but other than that, it’s already found a home as a centerpiece in the kitchen.

Side note: this is only the second end grain board that I’ve made… and I’m wondering why I haven’t been making more… because the look / finish is just unbelievable. Hmmmmmmmm.

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.

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#1 posted 01-16-2011 07:56 PM

nicely done.time for more

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#2 posted 01-16-2011 11:05 PM

great job—i like the clean open pattern.who moves it when it is used or cleaned?
really cool

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 01:26 AM

That is a monster board! You done good, nice clean design.
And you shot some close-ups….. I can see right into the pores.

How was the wenge? I have only played with it a couple of times, and I found it to be quite splintery. Just wondering how your two corners will hold up. Probably just fine.


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#4 posted 01-17-2011 02:11 AM

lou – couldn’t agree more! there will be more in the near future.

dean – presumably i do :) even though it doesn’t fit in the sink… maybe it’ll just stay on the table looking pretty or now…

steve – it really is enormous, but for some reason, this feels like the size of board that i would want to make more of…

the wenge was super splintery, i still have a piece of it in my left pinky… i have the same concern about the corners, but after i really sanded it smooth… it’s really smooth… and seems like it’s not going to tear out… of course, if it does, it’s just a short trip back to the sander to fix it! (i hope).

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 04:14 AM

A wonderful Board! Love the combination of Wenge and Maple, may have to steal the idea! By the way I built on Board and Now 20 boards latter I am hooked to!

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