First, Mary Christmas and Happy New Year. It is my wish that each and every one of the fine people at LJ’s has a joyous and prosperous 2012.
Now for the thank you. I was asked to make a butcher-block cutting board that is 10” X 12” with a handle. That in itself is no big deal. However, I didn’t have enough wood milled to get the size I needed. I have some Maple that is cupped and twisted a bit and it’s about 11” wide. I have a 6” jointer. Now I know there is all kinds of ways to get wide boards flat. Planer sleds, router flattening jigs and hand planes. I don’t have hand planes and even if I did I don’t have a good work bench. I don’t have the materials or expertise to build a special jig. But, reading posts here I got the idea of attaching long strips of equally jointed wood to the sides of my rough lumber and using the flat strips as a flat reference I ran the wood through the planer. The result was FLAT BOARDS. The cutting board is all glued up so just waiting for it to dry and then I’ll finish it off.
So thanks to you all here at LJ’s for the advice you give and your willingness to share your knowledge.
-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."