|Project by JL7||posted 10-31-2013 11:22 PM||1718 views||9 times favorited||25 comments|
Really not sure why I chose this challenge, I guess only because it was a challenge….
I’ve been experimenting with end grain shapes…....no inlays here – pics 4 and 5 show front and back views.
The tic-tac-toe boards are Hard Maple background harvested from the Lake Mille Lacs area of Minnesota, Black Walnut X’s and O’s, and IPE for the crisscross….
Pic 2 board was built first, using “dirty socks” Maple as fellow LJ Randy would describe it, which is re-purposed Gym floor. and an IPE border, also end grain…...
Pic 1 board is Yellowheart and Tigerwood and really kicked my butt on the glueup…..I’ll spare the details but here are a few build photos:
Table saw setup for cutting the X’s – takes a few test cuts to find the right center:
Used a single Dado cutter to get the flat bottom cuts:
Missing photos here, but glue in the walnut, plane it back down and make the opposite cuts and repeat…...
Glue the two halves together:
The O’s are built with dowels and round nose bits:
Forgot to take pictures here, but this is similar (not the same project!) to the next few steps:
You get it right?
I’ve had too much time on my hands lately, so I do stuff like this….
Thanks for looking!
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA