Piano Board end grain x 2

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Project by Randy M. posted 02-01-2020 10:33 PM 861 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second project doing the piano board with keys and changed a few methods. I used maple and walnut strips per JL7 (Jeff) plans. One thing I changed was using 1/16 veneer strips for the key walnut spacers which made the key makeup a little easier. (See last picture) Each board is slightly under 12” in width and about 16” in length, I kept the thickness little over an 1” so they have the cutting block feel. I still haven’t perfected the perfect key glue up as some slipped on me but most are lined up ok.

I am keeping one of these as the last project was given away to a piano player. I’m glad some projects get to stay at home :)

Thanks again to JL7 (Jeff)

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#1 posted 02-01-2020 11:25 PM

Good job Randy. I like the grain orientation behind the keys.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 02-01-2020 11:40 PM

Good job Randy. I like the grain orientation behind the keys.

- oldriversi

Thanks I tried to flip them one to make joint stronger and also break up the grain pattern

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#3 posted 02-02-2020 12:41 AM

Beautiful board. Congrats on a great job !

-- AJ

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#4 posted 02-02-2020 03:19 AM

That is a really neat cutting board.

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#5 posted 02-02-2020 12:22 PM


Nice job. The grain is cool behind the keys.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 02-02-2020 11:41 PM

How do you feel about giving one to a bass player !!!!????.... Nice.

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#7 posted 02-03-2020 06:56 AM

Awesome pattern! Who wouldn’t want to have it at home!?....Sure I wouldn’t cut on it…it looks too precious!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 02-03-2020 02:36 PM

I’ve got to make some of those!
...for my choir director. He’s 63, so that give me a couple of years to finish it as a retirement gift.

(I’m slow).


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#9 posted 02-03-2020 09:41 PM

Well done Randy and thanks for the shout out!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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