|Project by OhioPumpGuy||posted 02-15-2011 02:23 AM||1726 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Made this board for my wife for Valentines Day. This is my third board in 2011. Much like the others, this was planed (end-grain too) with the DeWalt 735 series planer. I have had great luck with this planer with 172 CPI mode, clean rollers and a clean feed plate. The board was finished with 80 then 150 then 120 then 220 sandpaper followed with several coats of mineral oil. I kept the long grain Wenge at the edges of the board to prevent them from being regularly cut. I primarily used the Wenge to (a) add a decorative look to the board and (b) add width and length to the board. Overall dimensions are 14.5” x 25” x 2”
PS – the board is perfectly rectangular; the camera is what makes it look oblong.
The gift was a success.