Monogram End Grain Cutting Board

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Blog series by Gene47 updated 10-16-2013 01:48 PM 3 parts 6799 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started

07-12-2013 03:26 PM by Gene47 | 3 comments »

Greetings & Salutations, I just got the news a little while back that my youngest nephew is getting marriedthis December. I am looking forward to that as it will be a good excuse to go toFlorida for some good times with some of the family. I wanted to come up with a different kind of gift but also wanted something thatI would not have to carry in my pickup. Being kind of practical since the P/U gets18 mpg and my Prius gets 51 mpg that would take a big dent out of the travel budget. ...

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Part 2: First Glue Up Complete

07-15-2013 03:17 PM by Gene47 | 1 comment »

Greetings & Salutations, Well it has taken about 4 days to make all of the first glue ups. Each row had 26 pieces in it and there were 17 rows and I wantedeach glue up to be in the clamps at least 2 1/2 – 3 hours before I took them out. I made 4 cauls out of 3/4 ply left over from another project and cut them just short of the over all length on one I screwed a piece to use as an alignment piece so the all of the final glue ups would be prettyeven on one edge. I put ...

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Part 3: Finally Finished

10-16-2013 01:48 PM by Gene47 | 1 comment »

It has been a long time since I started this blog and I thought I would have gotten to this stage a lot earlier. After my last posting I had to stay out of the shop for a while due to trouble with one of my feet the resulted in my having to have surgery so that set me back quite a bit. Then as I was trying to finish the board I was using my 16-32 drum sander and could not get the board to come out flat. No matter what I did it had a rock from corner to corner. I would take the machine apart a...

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