I saw some serving trays a guy over at TWW made, Jeff, in Vancouver, I was showing them to my lovely wife, and she suggested that I make one as a present for our friends the Kajimotos to bring them to the New Year Party they have every January 2nd. I got busy, and I'm making one now.
I got the wood from my rooftop stash of board I harvested myself in my Logging in Tokyo adventure, nearly two years ago!
I'm double posting some pics here, from the other thread about opening my stack of wood, but here goes!
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The stack opened and some boards removed!
I cut the boards in half, as I'll not need any thing that long, and I checked the moisture content........
Looks like 8% to me!
I then ripped the edges off using the Festool saw, and the new ripping blade......
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Worked really well!
I cut all the pieces into bits that I'll now have to joint and then thickness plane to give me some usable stock.
here are some of the Blue Keyaki boards
and some more, I think these might be Akagashi, or Japanese Evergreen Oak, they are certainly NOT keyaki.
A shot of the Dungeon in production mode, Big Blue, my resaw bandsaw in the background, the Makita thickness planer on the workbench, and my 10" "Green Meanie" jointer right up front. Yep, I still remember how to do this flatwork stuff