|Forum topic by lew||posted 1953 days ago||786 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
1953 days ago
After seeing all of the beautiful examples, here, I could not resist trying to make an end grain cutting board. As it was my first attempt, I decided to use some scraps. After gluing and clamping, I had a flat maple and walnut blank that was about 12” x 18” x 7/8”. It sat for about a week on the workbench before I started sanding. Using the belt sander/80 grit, I smoothed the imperfections on one side. Checked to make sure it was still flat and it was. Then flipped it over and did the same to the other side.
When I picked it up, I had bowed, in the long direction probably about 1/16”!! I double checked to make sure I had not sanded a “cup” into one side- nope- it is bowed!
Right now it is sitting on a couple of strips with a chunk of railroad rail in the middle hoping to “unbow” it.
Any suggestions as to what went wrong?
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.