I'm making a board. And my teacher also wants me to make this.
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Step 1: Making a Board
I'm making a board that is approximately 8 inches by 12 inches. I first cut pieces of wood in to strips so that I could glue the into a pattern of 2 dark, 7 white, 2 dark.
Step 2: Gluing the Board
I then glued the individual strips of the board together and the put about a million clamps onto it so that it would be properly glued together and that it wouldn't fall apart.
Step 3: Planing
After the glue has sufficiently dried I took off all of the clamps. Then I brought the board over to planer and I planed it so that the board was slightly more smooth.
Step 4: X-Carve
After I planned the board I gave it to Mr. Benincasa
Step 5: Rounding
After the board went through the x-carve to get flattened we mark the corners with a round edge then I cut them on the band saw after I got a rough outline of the the corners I used belt sander with 60 grit sandpaper to finish rounding out the edges and to make them smoother.
Step 6: Sanding
After the edges where nice and rounded I began to sand the rest of the board to make it nice and smooth and to prep it for when I used a laser engraver to engrave a image of my choice.
Step 7: Laser Engraving
I first found a black and white image of a mole holding a beaker. I then edited the photo a bit so when we enlarged the photo so that it didn't look horrible. After that I set up the image file so that it would work with the laser engraver. Once I did that I started to engrave the board which didn't take to long compared to other methods of engraving.
Step 8: All of the Mineral Oil Is Required
After it was laser engraved I put some mineral oil on the board so that people can use it cut things on it. Also oiling the board also enhances the color of the board.