Cheese boards 1 good 1 fail

  • Advertise with us
Project by robscastle posted 08-12-2014 11:27 PM 1928 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This week I made a couple of Cheese boards.

The first was a finish fail but the process was well worth the effort.

The second was a repeat using a solid one piece board.

The timber is QLD Walnut a piece courtesy of LLWW.

The process:

Select the timber
Fill the voids with epoxy
cut to shape utilising the features
Profile the edge

The failure:
I selected a piece of timber with a crack in the middle, ending where the chalk mark is.

Not being too sure just how bad it was I gave it a wack on the bench, split in half!

I was quite surprised! but not being detered I decided to joint it and add a center filler to return it to the width I wanted

I went to a reasonable amount of effort to recover it for use, cutting out the split area adding a Rosewood filler.

I even toyed with the idea of simply just glueing everything back together again, see photo

Did a glue up, profiled it and oiled it.

Pleased with the results I left it overnight to soak in.
Returning next day I found it had split, not in just one place but two.

One on the glue joint , a definate glue up failure there.

The other was on the end right through the feature of the timber at the end so there was nothing I could to do to repair it without deleting the feature.

So it went on the stack for later to make a decision as to what to do with it.

I was so disappointed I made the another one the next day.

-- Regards Rob

5 comments so far

View poospleasures's profile


863 posts in 3534 days

#1 posted 08-12-2014 11:42 PM

Way to go. Nice board. Glad you made another just shows disappoint does not stop us.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10961 posts in 5103 days

#2 posted 08-13-2014 04:23 AM

Practice makes perfect…

Looking good!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

View stefang's profile


17040 posts in 4385 days

#3 posted 08-13-2014 07:41 AM

A pretty ornery piece of wood, but you got a good one anyway.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Roger's profile


21054 posts in 3854 days

#4 posted 08-13-2014 10:54 AM

Nice. Way to stay with it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View David Dean's profile

David Dean

608 posts in 3949 days

#5 posted 08-14-2014 10:13 AM

now that was cool.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics