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    Here is another large board just completed. This is after sanding and before final sanding and oiling. 23 x 28 and weighs a ton.

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    So, here I sit waiting on UPS to pick up. There are fewer today than in past weeks. Ususlly I have 25 or more for UPS and some for the postman.

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    This is a brief overview of the process from the rough stock as it enters the shop until it goes out the door to UPS. Yes, I have left out a lot of small details which would bore you to death.

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    Very cool. Thanks for the wip.

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    I think small details are the interesting part!

    How long does it take you to sand a board, from gluey and terrible up to finished?

    That 4' Walnut board is the bomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    I think small details are the interesting part!

    How long does it take you to sand a board, from gluey and terrible up to finished?

    That 4' Walnut board is the bomb.
    Come on up for a week and I will be glad to let you see all the small details. It's those small details that will make or break a board.

    I have no idea how long each board takes. Normally I can make 10 to 15 per week with a very busy week at 20 to 35 so the time needed varies. Then there is the normal maintenance and random problems that foul up the schedule. Once the 5 head moulder is up and running, the time needed will be much less and the accuracy will be increased dramatically.

    The 4' walnut is a great looking board, one I'm proud of. The customer asked specifically for no lighter highlights so it took me a while to get the wood sorted out to suit the detail. I hope she likes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The BoardSMITH View Post
    Yes, I have left out a lot of small details which would bore you to death.
    The small details are the kind we love around here.

    It is amazing how much lumber you go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The BoardSMITH View Post
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    After removal from the clamps the boards look rather rough. Uneven surfaces and glue drips. Actually the glue drips tell me I have enough glue in the joints and that all the joints have been evenly glued. The three boards pictured here are from one of the first photos. I was lucky to get three out of the stock thinking I would only get two. The back two are identical and one will go to a customer.

    kinda looks like my design

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    Cool

    Thanks for the WIP David, your shop is looking great!!

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    Very nice -- thanks for the write-up/ pics!
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