Well I put in a good day at the workshop yesterday… developed a new line of cheese boards.. My good mate Ken dropped in last week with a trailer load of Camphor Laurel slabs.
These slabs were about 4 feet long and between 10 and 16 inches wide.. only thing is that unlike the previous loads, these boards were only 5/8 to 3/4 inch thick.. not the normal 1 inch.
So … what to make with them… maybe some cheese boards…
Fortunately there was an outline drawn on one of the slabs… these boards actually come from a Cutting Board Factory in Byron Bay… on the northern N.S.W. coast.
It is a lovely spot and I hope to spend a day or two there next month when Aaron and I do the Torque Workcentre Tour… and yes I will be posting lots of pics, vids and stories about the trip and the people we meet..
I hope to make a feature of all the workshops we visit during the tour.
Back to the cheese boards…
I cut out the shape for the first board on the bandsaw and sanded it on the 12″ disc sander and the spindle sander for the inside curves.. then made a template from ply wood..
I then used the template to route the finished shape with a pattern bit in the router table…. I however am looking at making a pin routing template for use on the Torque Workcentre… this should make the process both easier and faster.
All in all made 10 yesterday.. finished with a coupla coats of mineral oil.
[And before anyone tells me they can only count nine boards ... I missed one in the pics.]