|Project by Bock||posted 02-06-2012 03:57 AM||998 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Twenty some years ago my father surprised my wife and I with a free standing butcher block as a ‘just because’ gift. Since then I couldn’t even begin to wonder how my fish cleaning, dear processing and culinary capers may have ended without it. In keeping with a now made tradition, I am building each my three children a version of the same. Here is the first completion for the eldest, my daughter. Twas quite the task for the first major project for me in a decade or so. I had become doubtful of being able to level out the cross grain on the maple but after verifying a thought here on LJ with regards to using my router for planing…the pics say it all. I made three different ‘sled’ jigs to accommodate the different heights of the block as flipped for planing and the results were fantastic.
Needless to say when my daughter saw the pics (she lives in Indiana and I in Florida) she was overwhelmed. She already had a trip planned here this March spring break with her family and she will take possession at that time. Now, to get the chips flying on the two boys’s.