|25 1/2 Board Feet of Walnut|
What you're looking at is about 25.5 board feet of Walnut. At the price of it these days I better not make a wrong cut or this job will cost me! I'm hoping that they will let me keep the "scrap" which would make some nice boxes or even a lid panel for a pistol case. From what I understand, this will be suspended on a curved wall which will be covered with glass tile. I should be able to get a picture of it once the piece is installed and finished.
The first step was to figure out the best way to utilize these two pieces to make the required shelf. I thought it was pretty nice the way the grain matched up but then when I removed the template found a big knot! After some more trial and error and establishing an even edge I was able to make this configuration:
|Edges Jointed, Ready for Glue|
One of the pieces was laminated around 6pm with the clamps I like to use that create a flat panel. Around 9pm or so I'll replace them with regular bar clamps and attach the other end. Once they're set overnight they'll be good to go in the morning. It'll be a pretty heavy piece of wood to run on the bandsaw.