|Project by omextreme||posted 08-19-2012 04:37 AM||6467 views||31 times favorited||11 comments|
Here is my attempt at the “bulge” cutting board made by some of the others on the forums. Was fun to build but my issue is I cannot see the illusion. I think next time I will move the inset pegs closer to the corners of each block and maybe that will make the effect more visible. Was fun to build so not all is lost.
1”x1” squares of hard maple and walnut with 1/4” square plugs.
Glued up the strips, cut them 1.25” long. Turned them on end and used the mortiser to punch square holes in each strip. Then glued up the board. After inserting all the pegs and alowing to dry I trimmed them flush with the bandsaw and ran the whole thing through the drum sander down to 220. Final rou and orbutal sanding to smooth.
Well on to the next cutting board, Funny that even though I think it have a great furniture building woodshop it seems I cannot get away from these silly little projects… (silly is not used in a bad way, just not what i envisioned myself enjoying creating in the shop….)