YYYUP, them are looong boards..
Last edited by Don Baer; 12-16-2006 at 03:29 AM.
"There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward
That is a long board. Question is what are you pairing it with that required a finger joint?
Finger joints were not required, they were chosen because of the look. I was making a case similar to Vaughns pool cue case. I would have loved dovetails but I am not that good at them yet.
Funny thing is after all this work I ran into some problems and ended up cutting off the fingers. I needed a stop rabbet in the boards and this old oak was so brittle I could not chisel the ends square for it splitting and cracking. One of the things I don't like about Oak.