The whiteboard in the kitchen needed a hand

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Project by Rwolinski posted 05-09-2019 09:36 PM 350 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a strong 12” of 3-1/2” wide 4/4 walnut left over from a project. I also had 20” of nearly square 4/4 trimmed off a wider board on another project. So I saw this need and the wood and said this will help every day.
Now the fun part. Not one power tool was used in its making. I even used a brace and bit to drill the holes.
I first cut the wide board just about in half for the front and back. Then cut a wide deep rabbet in the back to make the slot wide enough to hold the eraser with my dovetail saw and planed it smooth with a block and shoulder plane.
I then cut the small square piece into three pieces and glued them to the back. Then glued on the front and let it set over night.
Then with a scrub plane and 4-1/2 smoothing plane I shaped the top and angled face. Drilled the holes, cut the ends square with a bench hook and carcass saw, then with a shooting board made them smooth.
I guess I lied I did use my electric branding iron to put my logo on.
100,180, and 220 sanding with a cork block backer and then 4 coats Shellac.
I think it will get lots of use.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#1 posted 05-10-2019 04:40 AM

Absolutely fantastic wood working skills and beautiful timber
No doubt your board will get lots of use.

I particuarly wanted to see your logo brand.

I am not sure if this advice is on the markers but something to consider.

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Specially Formulated Low Odor Ink Recap when not in use – If left uncapped for a extended period of time recap for 24 hours and marker should recover Store in horizontal position when not in use.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 05-12-2019 01:21 AM

That is a neat kitchen addition Rwo’.

Unfurtunatelly I installed 3 whitebaords in my kitchen but it hasn’t improved my cooking… Maybe I should install some of your great looking marker holders… At least I can chew on them much like we used to chew on pencils at school to keep us happy.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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