|Project by Sergio||posted 12-19-2012 06:20 PM||1306 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
Hello LJ´s. Thanks to you all that posted your boards and created “the need” in me.
Thanks also to Degoose for the great lessons. They are HERE: http://lumberjocks.com/degoose/blog/series/3890
I choose one type of wood only: Jatoba which I bought already cut and planned to 35×35mm It did not come exactly squared, so after glued the bricks were not really aligned and when I cut again in my table saw, I just added some more “unsquareness” to it, so after having everything glued again, I used the router to plan the face (I don´t own a planner) I was surprised that it worked pretty well without tear-offs.
The aligned stripes instead of a zig-zag pattern was choosen by the wife, who like things with more conservative look.
You can see in the last pictures how I planned and fixed the board to my “vise-less” bench.
The sanding was a real pain, the eng grain is very hard and did not want to be sanded, took a long time to get to an acceptable condition, then I used several applications of mineral oil.
There are some flaws here and there but I am pleased with the result.
A lot was learned in the process, I had to make the jig for the router, and created some new add-ons to the bench.
Thanks for watching and reading !!!
Merry Christmas to all !!!
Dimensions: 350×270 x 35 mm (14” x 10.1/2” x 1.1/2” app)
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