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Blog entry by lanwater posted 06-06-2011 07:07 AM 12192 reads 17 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am greatfull to Steve (spalm) for sharing his building techniques for this board. He blogged about this board here:

His project is here:

For detail step by step, please refer to Steve’s blog.

I cut the pieces today. I used maple, walnut and cherry. Not the best contrasting wood but that’s all I had.
I did cut twice as much as I needded.

Try to get your pieces from the same board. I used 2 different boards for the walnut. The grain and color were different. that break the 3D effect a little.

The sled (made today). the clamp are cheap Harbor Freight I bought a couple of years ago; a pain to work with.

The cut pieces

Glue up

Ready to trim. Don’t change the position of the fence until you trim all.

I made 2 rods or “sausages” and cut the individual hexagones 1 1/4 thick.

Some views from different angles.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#1 posted 06-06-2011 08:33 AM

Well you are one step ahead of me… will be while before I even think about this one…

-- Be safe.

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 11:43 AM

Nice job, I ‘ll give it a try in a couple of weeks


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#3 posted 06-06-2011 02:18 PM

Ha, good for you.
That looks really great. I believe those three woods will look great together. The cherry will darken with age, and the walnut…. well it is endgrain walnut. Beautiful.

So you went the complete sausage route. I was too chicken. Pay now or pay later.
Once again, looking good.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 06-06-2011 05:12 PM

Nice going Ian.
Glad you accepted Steve´s challenge.
It seems You´re having fun.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 06:33 PM

Hello Lanwater

A beautiful blog ( in my favorite immediately !!!!!!)

A very pretty board

You are a king

Thanks for sharing your work

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 06-06-2011 07:21 PM

Thanks for the postitive comments.

Steve: I figured “sausage” will be easier to handle during final glue up. I think small errors get magnified with the sausage versus smaller pieces especially id the “sausage is not tightly closed . It is probably easier to to touch up smaller pieces.

Larry: I am far behind you bud. I have been thinking about this board for quite some times. Steve gave the key to the bank: Trapeziod.

Fernando: Thank you. Fun I am having. The final glue up will have to wait for a while. I am going on vacation next week.

DiggerJacks: Thanks! Look at steve’s blog. It’s has detailed instructions on how to build it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 06-06-2011 08:14 PM

Fantastic patterns you guys make.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#8 posted 11-14-2015 03:40 AM


Not sure how I missed commenting on this board until right now, but I have to say “WOW”......that is off the charts!

Hope all is well my friend….


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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