Monday, December 30, 2013

End Grain Gluing

Do not zoom in if you have Trypophobia
Just a brief technical post, so be forewarned if you're not into the how-it's-made aspect of this blog.

I glue wood together all the time. I don't really like nails or screws that are visible. Sure you can plug a screw hole or put wood fill into a nail hole, but you can see that something is there. I think you can use plugs in a stylistically positive way, but only if you set out to add that to your design.

Gluing wood face-to-face has challenges, edge-to-edge is common, but anything-to-end grain presents a challenge...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Cutting Board 2.2 - Maple, Large

Maple cutting board
Merry Christmas, one maple edge-grain cutting board found its way under a tree this year.

Bags Boards 2.0 - Chicago Blackhawks

North of the Mason Dixon Line...
I did Packers Bags, and hockey fans are something else, so voila: Chicago Blackhawks Bags Sets. Yes, I am aware that I'm not *supposed* to like the Hawks, but they're one of the Original Six, and are not the Bruins or Maple Leafs, so they're acceptable in my book.

More after the jump:

Sunday, December 15, 2013