|Project by woodflower||posted 10-03-2011 03:17 AM||904 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Thanks for all the advice that helped me finish one of two carving boards I started about 35 years ago when I got the birdseye maple laminated and rough cut. I had to learn about templates, make a thicker template for bushings. I ruined 2 pieces of wood – oh well, one child is vegetarian and tofurkey has no juice when carved anyway. And this one has a few mistakes, mostly from not securing the piece correctly, but the last one might be more perfect. I used a bowl bit from Shopsmith, a smaller veining bit, and a roundover for the edges. I used a rotary tool to try to smooth the different depths cut. My arms are sore, need a new tool for sanding – any suggestions? Sanding is all I have left for the other board, which I hope to give as a gift for thanksgiving or Christmas turkey. I have handles, but perhaps they will fit better into cabinets without those. Thoughts and feedback welcome, as always. Used walnut oil, will add some beeswax for the last few coats of oil. I’m amazed I could sand out some burn spots after oiling. wow. cool. Darker color is HD photo. Now to do the other one.
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