Grain Orientation

Here is a small example of not following the grain orientation…

I must have inadvertently switched two of the pieces the wrong way…

Most will not notice the problem, some will know straight away and some will not be sure why they think there is something wrong… only that there is…

This may not be an earth shattering, world ending moment but for me this is paramount to killing a great board… a little dramatic you might think but I take great pride in following my own advice and this is just not good enough… off to the fire for this one…

Only joking… still a nice board… but not a great one….

BTW this is made exclusively from European Walnut…and more pics to follow when it is finished sanded and oiled…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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2 Responses to Grain Orientation

  1. Michael Wurm says:

    I’ll tell you what’s wrong, it’s too awesome beautiful. WoW! Gorgeous board Larry, so the grain got away from you a tad, it is still amazing.

  2. I couldn’t spot it straight away but, only because I was focusing on the centre of the board. Glad you’re not really going to burn this one! English walnut is like gold dust, even in the UK, and I rarely see much of the French European stuff either. English walnut used to be double the price of American black but, with the rate of inflation, etc. it’s no longer significantly cheaper to use the imported species (…well, okay, it is, but still, the divide isn’t as great as before…)

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