|Project by derosa||posted 05-15-2011 12:15 AM||1415 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
I built this for my mother-in-law just in time for her arrival. This one measures 11”x18”; moving from left to right it is made up of apple, white oak/purpleheart, white oak/padauk, cherry/purpleheart and the center stripe in white oak.
The apple wood was from a friends tree, he had cut it down just before I arrived and needed help getting the trunk to the curb. I helped him by tossing it in the trunk of the car. I used a sawz-all to get it down to 6” wide so I could run it through the band saw and have had it air drying for the last 14 months. As this piece was only 3/4” thick it was dry enough to use. The rest of the woods were random scraps from other projects.
The whole piece was smoothed front and back with my stanley No.5; I bought a new hock blade for it this week and moved between it and the old blade to reduce the number of times I had to stop and sharpen. When done neither side had any wobble on at any corner on my piece of pool table slate and was sanded to 280grit. This will also be my second to last end grain board since they are so difficult to flatten and get smoothly glued up without gaps; the wife has demanded a mobile end-grain cutting board work station for the kitchen which will be the last.
-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse