Adding a new line to the inventory.


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.]

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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4 Responses to Adding a new line to the inventory.

  1. lindz says:

    That should give you something to torque about

  2. Troy says:

    I am not familiar with that species of wood. Does it have a nice tight end-grain?

  3. Donnie Gaskin aka donjoe says:

    I read the bio note on that wood and it appears you guys have found a perfect use for such a lovely grained wood. Best wishes in producing and selling cheeze boards.

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