|Project by Mark828||posted 02-15-2013 02:06 AM||1715 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I’m new to this site and fairly new to woodworking too, I posted a thread on were to begin and someone suggested that I start making things that I could use. So based on the fact that my last one now rests gently at the bottom of the bay, a new one is a necessity for the new season coming up.
It’s made from 3/4 inch ply and I’m glad I went with that instead of this cherry board I was considering because first, I’m sure this one will end up with the last one eventually, and second, I like the way the different woods look against each other, especially where the finger grooves are. I cut the rough shape with the band saw and the rest was done with hand sanding, and a whole lot of it. Made the grooves by holding it by the handle, marking each side of every finger to get the width and the tip of the finger to get the right angle, then i starting sanding away. Stopped after it felt comfortable. After some research on the inter-web on finishes I decided boiled linseed oil was the way to go for minor protection.
What I learned: Definitely helped me get the hang of the saw, had troubles with the blade bending every which way, which made it hard to stay on track. Possibly because its an 1/8th inch blade? Also, Time and Patience will yield better result, I was just going cut the shape sand it a little and call it a day but that wouldn’t have taught me anything new. Sanding in those grooves and finishing it really added a good touch and boy am I darn proud of myself haha.
I know it’s small, but I enjoyed myself! Hope ya’ll all like it.