|Project by lanwater||posted 12-29-2012 07:03 AM||3725 views||28 times favorited||19 comments|
Every year the woodworking class I attend :Castro Valley Adult and Career Education: http://www.cvadult.org/courses/woodworking
have a christmas party and the money raised goes to buying extra tools. I donated those boards and this one:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/76183 for the raffle.
This project from Bvdon inspired The Diamond board http://lumberjocks.com/projects/43082.
I goofed on the dimensions. I wanted to add room all around so I could cut a juice groove outside the diamonds but failed on that.
I also changed the thickness of the board from what I planned to have and I came up short; I did not account for the kerf of the blade.
I will redo this board again.
construction is not too difficult.
The diamond angle I used is 30 degree. All the cuts for those 2 blocks were done without changing the setup.
The maple and the pauduck in the middle of the board were also cut with the same angle (roughly 19 degree). I used the dial on the tablesaw to set it; no precision needed here.
Please note that this picture is missing 2 pieces of walnut between the diamond blocks and the maple/padauck block. I forgot to take a picture.
cleaned up the sub-assemblies and glued up. You can see the diamond blocks with the missing walnut pieces I refered to earlier ontop of the planer
Sliced the pieces; you can see the last 2 pieces are much thinner, I opted not to have a 1/2 diamond on one end.
Glue up, sand (80, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, 320, wet (wax oil) 400); sorry no good picture I have wanted to guy a decent camera for a while now.
The 3 Chevron boards, inspired by http://lumberjocks.com/projects/56963 have different angles. I wanted to optimise the use of the wood:
Maple, Cherry Walnut and Purple heart.
Cheese boards construction and credits: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/40032
Thanks for looking.
-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA