|Project by Tokolosi||posted 12-17-2011 12:15 AM||1356 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
A friend recently got married and I wanted to make him a gift. I am very new to woodworking so I spent some time online on this site and others. Discovered the beauty off end-grain cutting boards. So I went and bought the wood. I have just the basic hand tools and a 10 year old tablesaw. But I plunge ahead. The first board came together nicely but I had quite a lot to learn about clamping so it was rough! Since I dont have a planer I cut and did the glueup. That thing looked like a staircase designed by a crazy man. I sanded and sanded. A friend who dropped by saw what I was doing and went to get his planer. We both learned a valuable lesson that day about planing end grain. Thus the trunctuated board. So we learn.
But I didnt give up. I have since made about 10 boards with Christmas in mind.
Thanks for looking and tips/hints/critisism is welcome!
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien