|Project by Bob A in NJ||posted 10-22-2012 07:53 PM||5250 views||8 times favorited||22 comments|
Ok, just had to try one of these.
This one is maple, walnut and cherry. Not bad but not great for my 1st one.
The main lesson , DO NOT use wood with blemishes in them like on a few pieces of the maple. It distracts from the design.
The cutting of the tapezoids was not that tough but I did learn my tablesaw is a few thousands off for parallelism the blade and fence. Have that fixed now.
The glue up is in fact tricky when gluing the 3 long pieces. I’ve since developed a new method which I will show on the next once.
I glue up the rows, one at a time and did not try to glue the whole board up at the same time. Took extra time but still had some unlevel pieces and had to do a ton of sanding on the drum sander to get in flat on both sides.
The next one I’ll use purpleheart, paduak and white oak.
Thanks again to SPalm for the idea!!!!
Bob A Oct 22, 2012
-- Bob A in NJ