April 2, 2016
January 31, 2016
Beautiful beech from Wales full of character.
After planing them all ‘ dead straight’ which is not an easy task with such long length 3.25 metre, I started gluing them with domino joints, one at the time so I could give it my full attention, I was very pleased with the result.
The beautiful grain of the wood after a bit of sanding to 120 grit.
I added a piece of cross wood to the end grain, that prevents the board from splitting, just better.
Routing the opening for the Belfast sink.
Routing the drainage, I also cut a water drip under the drainage to stop water drips from staying under the countertop.
I sanded the countertop back to 0000 steel wool in the end, added 6 layers of finishing oil with in between smoothly going with steel wool with the direction of the grain. I applied 2 coats of boat lacquer on the underside.
July 18, 2015
Making A template for the arched top.
Using douglass fir, I made the top out of two pieces join them together by a hammer headed key and two cross tongues.
Screwed the template onto the douglass fir top and started routing.
To join the top to the sides I used countertop bolts, I had to drill big holes and hand saw the space for it.