|Project by don1960||posted 11-20-2013 10:03 PM||1598 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This one is made from strips of Purpleheart sandwiched between Maple (may be Ash, I’m not entirely sure, as I had a piece of each about that size), and Cherry. the more I think about it, I think it was Ash.
Not exactly steam bending the purpleheart, as I don’t have anything to do that with, so I soaked the strips in the bathtub in hot water for a couple hours. :-) Then clamped it all together and let it dry for a couple days. The strips mostly held their shape, but not entirely.
Glued it up with Titebond III and lots of clamping pressure for another couple days to make sure the glue was good and cured. since it didn’t come apart and smack me in the face when i took the clamps off, I guess it worked :-)
Finished with mineral oil and beeswax. Final dimensions are about 18” x 12” by 1.5” thick.
-- -- Don from PA