|Project by BusterB||posted 11-12-2013 01:37 AM||1297 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
Decided to make some cutting boards for various folks for Christmas. In an effort to expand my skills, I tried a few new combinations. Thought it was funny that my buddy whitebeast posted some beautiful boards last night and I had done one simular. Well you know what they say about great minds and all that…lol Not sure that applies in this case. Both boards are walnut and white oak. I sanded into the sap wood on one and it sort of ruined the effect some. Since it was a larger board, I cut the finger slots to make lifting it easier. The checkerboard one was coming along very nicely but one of the pieces of white oak cracked during the final cutting and glue-up. Decided to scrap the idea of using it as a cutting board and will convert it to a lazy susan for the center of the mother-in-laws dining room table. Speaking of the in-laws, the father-in-law gave me a big ol block of wood he has had sitting in his basement for about 30 years. Based on the weight, believe it is probably poplar but should be able to tell as I start sanding on it. Decided to turn it into a end table to sit beside his favorite chair…stay tuned.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)