|Project by RetiredCoastie||posted 08-03-2012 05:37 AM||2887 views||22 times favorited||15 comments|
This board is made from Hard Maple for the weave, Cherry for the contrast strips for the weave pieces and Purple Heart for the background. I was going to assemble it into a square but I didn’t like it that way so I re-arranged the pieces into a rectangle. The finished dimension is 19” X 14” X 1 9/16” thick. The weave pieces are made from hard maple stock that’s 1” wide X 24” length. I then ripped cherry stock into 3/16” thick X 24” length X a little greater than desired board thickness. I then laminated the cherry strips to the side edges of the maple. I then ran the laminated assembly through the drum sander until I had achieved the board thickness + 1/8”. I then ripped 1/16” off each cherry strip to obtain a finished width of 1 1/4” I then cross cut the assembly into 3 3/4” length pieces. I drum sanded the Purple Heart to the same thickness as the weave pieces. I then ripped my Purple Heart stock to 1 1/4” width X 24”and then cross cut them into 1 1/4” blocks. I then dry fit all pieces and if there were any gaps I lightly trimmed to close any gaps. Glued all the pieces then after cured ran the board through the drum sander until both surfaces were true. I then sanded sides and both faces with my ROS starting at 100 grit through to 320 grit until the board was glass smooth. The finish is General salad bowl finish mixed with mineral spirits at 40% x 60%. I’ll be applying 3 more coats over the next few days. This board was inspired by Degoose AKA Lazy Larry who provides excellent instructions for this pattern.
Thanks Larry I hope I did your pattern justice!
Thanks for viewing!
-- www.thepatriotwoodworker.com Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops