A simple cutting board that I made from some walnut scraps and a nice little piece of hard maple. Sized for serving a loaf of bread at the table.
The last week has been a good one for the shop...not so much for the bank account. Picked up a used band saw earlier today. It truly is "barely used" unlike most of what I was finding on craigslist and was set up really well.
Last week I found a good deal on a Dewalt planer. These two tools should open up a lot of possibilites for my woodworking.
Ran a scrap piece of Alder through the bandsaw to try out how well it re-saws. Cut a nice even 1/8" slice off of a 6" board.
I also have a pretty solid handle on the design direction for the whiskey cabinet that I plan to build with that Mahogany. After re-sawing a piece of spalted maple I wanted to use for the door panels I decided to go with a much simpler door design to not detract from the maple. I got some very useful feedback and suggestions from some people on a few of the woodworking forums.
Here is one of the mahogany boards scraped and wiped with mineral spirits. I am pretty pleased with the color and grain in these boards. Nothing like this stuff, but for a fraction of the price I'll take it. Some of the boards from Greener Lumber are absolutely incredible. Some day I will get some lumber from them for a really special project.
Tried out a few different finishes. Played around with amber shellac as well as danish oil and some stain.