Ode to Sinister +1

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Thank you Sinister! Here is my first try at a Sinister board, it is a walnut, hard maple and jatoba. I glued up a 7’ log, cut it into 1- 1/4” pieces and made two boards in different patterns. This was quite the challenge to clamp. I would like to express my appreciation to all of the LJ’s out there for sharing their ideas, this board will make a much better gift than some junk made in China.

It was sanded up to 1000 grit, with a change from dry to wet sanding paper at 220 grit and instead of water mineral oil was used for wet sanding.

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#1 posted 617 days ago

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
There is more than one reason they call it the ’left coast’?

I like this alot, but realize I need to expand my clamp ownership by a factor of 4 or 5.

Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#2 posted 617 days ago

A very cool board,nice work.

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#3 posted 617 days ago

Great work!

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#4 posted 617 days ago

Lovely work. Very good to look at.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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#5 posted 617 days ago

Welcome… nicely done…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 616 days ago

Sweet. One of my favorites.
I really need to try one of these.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 616 days ago

Stunning! Great board

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 616 days ago

Never can half enough clamps, can you?

Looks wonderful…nice work!

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#9 posted 616 days ago

That one long piece of sausage and it sliced up rather nicely…BC

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#10 posted 615 days ago

Nice job J – I like a man of few letters.

-- Patrick, Iowa City

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#11 posted 613 days ago

Here is the +1 to the sinister board, again wet sanded to 1000 grit and both boards (this one and the sinister copy) share dado cut handle grabs.

Thanks LJ’s for the kind words, and thanks Patrick for sharing a design inspired by terrible curtains! 3 cheers for Sinister… The man! The myth! the legend!

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#12 posted 457 days ago

Howdy J,

This is another side of your mastery. Beautiful boards. They look way to difficult for me.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#13 posted 429 days ago

Wow, I like both patterns. A new bucket list board.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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