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Project by Ratel posted 05-22-2019 11:00 AM 789 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was made from Kiaat and as one can see is a present.

Dimensions are 480mm x 380mm x 70mm and finish is pure food-safe mineral oil.

Tools used were Router (for planing, channels, chamfer, grips and round-over) as well as a circular saw and random orbital sander.

I made a couple of mistakes as can be seen:

  • First, the glue up was not entirely successful as the strips were not all absolutely parallel (Planing with a router sled) and I need more clamps
  • Secondly, I slipped up when routing the juice channel.
  • Third, I should have designed the alignment of the individual blocks better to have a more visually appealing surface.

All in all a great learning experience and will definitely make more in future, especially for our own household as my friend informs me they are almost exclusively using this in their kitchen.

I’ve also since obtained some organic beeswax so that I can make a combined mineral oil/beeswax finish.

-- Ratel





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Steve

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#1 posted 05-22-2019 11:43 AM

That turned out food. I didn’t notice the juice groove mistake until you pointed it out.

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Ratel

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#2 posted 05-22-2019 11:49 AM



That turned out food. I didn t notice the juice groove mistake until you pointed it out.

- Steve

Thanks, I’m currently constructing a proper planing assembly and edge guide for my router (don’t like the one it came supplied with) , should make such work far easier in the future.

-- Ratel

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 05-22-2019 06:40 PM

That groove is ok, it just went from a gutter to a downspout, no harm no foul, and the board will still work fine.

I wasn’t familiar with Kiaat or Muninga which it is also known as, nice looking wood. They say it is very stable, and easy to work.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Ratel

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#4 posted 05-23-2019 09:04 AM



That groove is ok, it just went from a gutter to a downspout, no harm no foul, and the board will still work fine.

I wasn t familiar with Kiaat or Muninga which it is also known as, nice looking wood. They say it is very stable, and easy to work.

- therealSteveN

Hi Steven

Yes it is very stable, fairly hard and densely grained. Grain direction is also fairly uniform. Can blunt your cutting edges somewhat and not the most pleasurable to sand though.

Smells fantastic

Regards

-- Ratel

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