|Project by WoodArtbyJR||posted 10-17-2012 02:00 PM||1453 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
Well, it’s been a few days since I last posted a project. I’ve been on a hiatus since last December. My father-in-law passed last Dec 4th so I canceled my last show and my wife & I went to AZ to be with her mother. We ended up placing her in assisted living shortly after arriving. I stayed in AZ to help settle the estate while my wife traveled back in forth between WA & AZ as she is still employed. Jan 26 (my wife’s birthday) my mother-in-law passed so we spent several months dealing with that. In May we were informed that we were expecting our first grandchild this Nov. End of June I went to Washington DC (3 weeks) to paint the expectant mothers home (inside). At the same time I started to replace my concrete slab deck with a 22’ X 20’ Trex deck. So, as you can tell, I haven’t done a lot of show product replacement work. What I did do was choose to take the year off from doing shows. I have done a couple of special order adirondack chairs (1 chair & 1 love seat) and this LVDT. I call it an LVDT but it is designed for being able to carve a very large turkey on Thanksgiving. With this busy year I have also decided to change my business model to online and special order only. Not going to do any more shows. They’re fun to do but, I’m retired and this was turning into a full time job. I was starting to “Not enjoy” woodworking. Now I can get back to the artistry of woodworking.
This cutting board measures 22” long, 18” wide & 1.5” thick. Being 18” wide, I was able to make use of the 22×44 Performax I got last fall. It is made from hickory & sapele. It is the basic endgrain design from fellow LJ (and my good friend) McLean VA. It has a juice trough (can I tell ya, I really don’t like adding juice troughs, I’m not that good at it). It has hand holes on the bottom and poly feet to aid in keeping it firmly on any surface while in use. This thing weighs in at 9 lbs. I sanded it to 220, applied 5 coats of mineral oil with a final coat of hot mineral oil & bees wax mixture.
I hope you like my creation. It’s nothing fancy. The one thing I do like about it is that it shows the simplicity of the basic 2,3,4,3 design. I have said this many times. Once the light comes on (in regards to the 2,3,4,3 pattern) the patterns are ENDLESS & only limited by your imagination, thanks Chris.
As always, your comments & questions are always welcome
Keep makin dust & chips
Port Orchard WA
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington