|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 01-01-2014 06:40 AM||1893 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
This Christmas season, I tried to make stuff from cut offs and left overs from other projects. That helped reduce the clutter in the shop. I had a couple of pieces of 8/4 maple and several 4/4×6 walnut a friend had given me.
So, I ripped up the maple and walnut and glued ‘em up to make a board that turned out to be slightly more than 15 inches wide x 24 inches long.
After the glue dried, I used a drum sander to smooth it out. Then I hit it with the ROS and wiped it with a wet rag. Next sanding was at 120, then more wet rag. Finally, 220 and then 320. As you can see in the pics, I routed a juice groove on one side and a couple of finger reliefs on each end. A good soaking in mineral oil and I am calling this a done deal.
It sold shortly after I got through with it. It will be used by a cook-off team at this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
It is not fancy but functional, to say the least.
Hope you like it.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas