|Project by graywolf||posted 01-23-2012 02:50 AM||2044 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
I was hanging out in the shop one day drinking a cold one and sorting through some scrap. I ran up on this little piece of crotch in white oak. It was about an inch thick and was very twisted. So I flattened it out on one side with a handplane and dress it up with a #80 scraper. I gauged for max thickness and made the other side co-planer, again finishing it off with the #80. The reason I used the scraper is that this piece of wood has grain running every direction. I then gauged it around the middle and resawed and soon reallized I needed another beer. However, I then flattened and dressed the sawen sides. This whole little build was a fun experiment in working with diffacult woods. the sides are a single dovetail, with top being joined with a mitered bridle joint. Thanks and enjoy.
-- Richard, North Carolina, http://graywolfwoodworks.wordpress.com/