|Project by SwainCustoms||posted 01-26-2013 08:38 PM||1804 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
Thanks to the holiday season my stockpile of boards became quite small and I needed to replenish. So here are some new boards that ive been working on. Some are vegetable boards, some are butcher blocks with a juice groove. After making many many butcher blocks I am still a little frustrated about how to flatten them. I have tried many of the options IE drum sander, planer (danger), Routing sled, by hand with a belt sander all tough and time consuming. The best being at this moment in time the belt sander. I am currently making a router sled, as the one I have made previous was not as precise as I would have liked which may have been the problem. Heres the link to the sled Im gonna make. I like the Idea of it being on the out-feed table very simple and clean. Ive also tried a sled for the drum sander, shimmed up all corners that needed it and sanded till the top of the board seemed flat. Sure enough I turn it over still has a little rock, maybe I’m a little picky but I would like to get dead flat results. Also made sure the drum sander was calibrated to make sure that wasnt the problem. Ill post the router sled once I am finished and let everyone know how flat boards become. I hope you enjoy the new boards I have a Few More that will be finished in the next couple of days and Ill be sure to put them up. I used mineral oil and bees wax as a finish on all boards.
-- Zach @ http://www.swaincustoms.com