need a good squared up reference line to make the next
set of cuts. If you don't have a crosscut sled, use a
good square and double stick tape a block of wood (or
MDF) to the edge so it is 90 degrees to the wood laminates.
This edge will run along the table saw fence.
off the ends so you have a square line. A Gripper works
great, as you can see! (I usually use a crosscut sled
to do this but not everyone has one)
you have a good reference edge, cut off the other end
to make it square. Then simply mark and cut out a strip
as you please from somewhere in the board. Flip it end
for end and then reglue and clamp it back together.
it is, all reglued, and planed. Neat huh! Now to finish
Sorry I don't have pictures of it, but I now take a 45
degree chamfer bit, with a bearing on top, and put an
edge on the top and bottom of the board. I raise the bit
more for the bottom, I think it looks nicer. Preferably
you'd do this on a router table, but you can do it with
a hand held router, just be careful with it.
it starting with 60 grit and go up to 320. After that,
rub it down with 0000 steel wool to bring out the sheen.
a light coat of Behlen Salad Bowl Finish with a sponge.
Let it dry and apply a 2nd coat. When that dries rub it
out with 0000 steel wool to get rid of any shine and sign
your name in permanent ink on the bottom. Finish with
a 3rd coat of finish, very lightly and rub it in till
it looks almost dry.
almost done! Add 4 non skid feet. Smile. Show it off.