|Project by rance||posted 07-25-2011 12:21 AM||2658 views||17 times favorited||12 comments|
For a long time I’ve wanted one of those small steel squares to use in my hand cut dovetail class but alas “I could make that”. That seems to be the killer of any free time or results in yet another unfinished project. But not this time. :D
I found some scraps in the trash from the guitar class. Some Rosewood. I also had saved a nicely figured stick of White Oak for such a project as this. I wanted something to show off the rays in the Oak. This seemed to be the perfect project to do just that.
I began by ripping all pieces so they were perfectly parallel. I followed that by cutting slots in the Oak for the blades to rest.
This was followed by a little sanding to ease the corners so they weren’t quite so sharp. Spring clamps sufficed for the glue-up.
Followed up by sanding the overhang on the back side using the belt sander.
Showing the ray flecks
Checking the accuracy
Finish was a simple application of WDO (Watco Danish Oil). It really darkened up the Rosewood more than I would have liked but what is done is done. Any and all comments or suggestions are welcome.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--