fIRST gLUE UP in the process ends up with side grain stripes .
This is after second glue up snd clamps are off, reayd to be final sanded .
This is finished product , freshly oiled , which is the fun moment when the colors pop , AWESOME !! Can’t wait to go visit her at my friends lovely home in Boulder, Colorado . Love you Pete and Cook !!!
This pattern kinda reminds of a NAvajo Rug or maybe even a patchwork quilt, like my mom used to make . Miss you Mom !!
This is my good friend Larry Noworyta, of Nova Woodworks, helping me to cross cut the initial glued up board, so we can then flip it 90 degrees and glue it up again, in that process sliding each individual board left and right to create the desired pattern .
This is a shot of the board after the second glue up , it will set up for 24 hours and then get run thru BIG LARRY’S wide belt sander again. After which it is cut to finished size and the edges will get roounded over, final sanding and then finally oil will give it its warm color !!