|Project by ChuckV||posted 06-18-2012 01:45 PM||2399 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
It’s difficult for me to make anything for my family that would be a surprise. I wanted to make something for my wife’s upcoming birthday. She went out of town for five days, so that was my chance. I was not sure if five days would be enough for the Queen Anne highboy, so I decided to go for something a little more modest instead: salad utensils.
I found a design that I liked here:
I made a cutting board a few months ago. There were some good pieces of maple and black walnut left over for this little project. This is the laminated block that I made up from the pieces I had:
This is after cutting the wavy shapes on the bandsaw:
One thing that really helped with this project was to save the waste pieces from the wavy cuts on the bandsaw (see the photo above). I used these to provided a flat surface to place on the bandsaw table when cutting the actual shape of the pieces. Also, there were times that I wanted to clamp in a vice, and having those waste pieces around came in handy. Now they look like this. I’m saving then as templates.
Right after cutting the actual shape on the bandsaw, I had this:
The pieces are about 10” long and 3” wide.
I finished these pieces the same as the cutting board, using Salad Bowl Finish from General Finishes.
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