Rough Cut Cherry to Finished Wood Working – Making a Noodle Board

Foreign Here with Rock Hill Farm and today I Want to welcome you to Santa's Workshop That's what I'm calling it this week Because we've got about four days till Christmas and I've been tasked to build A bunch of stuff And I'm excited about that actually but I hope I can get it done in time and it Turns out well So behind me is my stack of rough cut Lumber that's been drying all of these Stacks right here are completely dry and The front stack is Cherry And we're going to use that cherry today To make what's called a noodle board It's a very simple woodworking project Just A board that covers your stove and you Can use it to set things on it's Decorative and Um I was asked to make one for my Daughter and I think I'm going to Surprise my wife and make one for her Too I've watched some videos on it and It's a pretty simple woodworking project The difference for me is all of those People were using perfectly straight Lumber from a lumber yard or from Lowe's Or wherever and what I have is rough cut And it might be twisted and bowed and The edges aren't going to be straight it Needs to be planed it needs to be run Through a jointer so let's go look at

This Lumber stack see what we got so I Was given a plan to work off of that Requires six boards 29 inches long and Two boards 22 inches long So if I split that in half three 29 inch Boards and a 22 Makes 109 inches and this stack of lumber I Have is all 112 inches long so I've got About three inches to play with which is Probably just cutting the cracks off the End so what that means is I need two of These boards now one I've already Ran this one through the planer just Testing the planer out and this is a six Inch wide board we're going to need to Cut this down to four inches which You're going to lose at least a half an Inch taking the the wave out of it I Don't know if it's going to be obvious Looking down it like this but this is Not straight it's got flare on both ends And a few other spots that aren't Straight so there's one board now we Need to choose a second board here Now this one is exactly four inch wide So I don't think it's going to work Because at best we're going to end up With three and a half when we're done Working it maybe less than that So we probably need to choose one All the rest of this is six inch wide This one the splits in it look like they Go down further so maybe this one right

Here That one has a little bit of a bad spot At the end but I think it's wide enough That we'll still have enough Even after we cut that off they used a One Buy in in the plans I saw And this after going through the planer Is Right at 5 8. And that's because I picked one of these That was really warped Now this board is a true one inch And obviously your one buys from the Lumber yard or three quarters I think this 5 8 Being that that is Cherry I think that 5 8 is Going to do pretty well for this so that Means I'm going to take this one inch All the way down to 5 8. Have you looked down this to see what I Was talking about I've got it butted up at that end and We're coming off the board An inch here If I if I get the middle up against it You know each side's coming off at least A quarter of an inch [Music] Thank you [Music] See it at first pass just barely skimmed It so like it was sent about right I'm Going to take it down to half turn on my

Handle [Music] Foreign we've already got all of the Rough edge off of this And it is still 13 16. That we're going to have to remove Another 3 16 off of this make it match The other one The alternative would be I could get Another piece but I've already I've already finished this one I think I'm just going to go ahead and match it [Music] Taking off that extra 3 16 of an inch Required two passes lowering that a half Turn each pass And I think it's gonna do it All right time to move on to the jointer Now if you don't have a jointer like a Lot of people probably don't have a Jointer I've got another video where I showed How to straighten a piece of Live Edge With a table saw by attaching a straight Edge to this and then using your rip Fence with that straight edge to put a Straight edge on your work piece but We've got the jointer so we're going to Use it I mentioned earlier that this Jointer belonged to my father well he Hasn't been able to do any woodworking For a while and his shop that this was

Stored in isn't completely climate Controlled so we've got a little bit of Surface rust that could stand to be Cleaned up so I'm going to blow this off And see if I can just clean this up Enough that the wood slides a little Smoother All right what I found was this wire Wheel we'll see if that works to clean This up [Applause] Foreign So I was able to remove most of that Rust with the wire disc Now we're going to put a little bit of Wax on here That wax should protect it and make the Boards slide smoother All right now that that's cleaned up I Need to establish that the blade height Is correct The way you do that is put a completely Flat surface across it and then rotate Your blade The blade should Nick Or just barely touch Your straight edge But not really lift it And we are really I'd say just about right Now hopefully this is square And it is not That is an adjustment that is an Adjustable setting on here

Bye All right so the only thing left now is Setting the out the infeed height So We're looking to remove maybe a Sixteenth of an inch At a time So we set that with a straight edge There's also a scale on here which yeah Seems to be accurate enough That That says Half Quarter eight yeah that says I'm Removing a sixteenth on the scale And that seems to be accurate [Music] [Applause] [Music] Foreign So my first couple passes there I was Struggling with the technique of how to Hold the board tight on this side and Keep it moving that's just a matter of Being new to using this tool but I think I'm already getting the hang of how to Do that It's like we've we've got some dip over There a little lower over there All of this looks perfectly flat But we we're a little bit low on on that End so I kind of think With it being low on that end I should Start running it from the other end

[Music] [Applause] [Music] This board is perfectly straight based On this six foot level I was just Realizing that the hardest thing about Running those through the jointer is how Long they were compared to the length of The jointer then I realized I don't have To Joint them all in one piece next time I'm going to cut them to length before Jointing and ripping Now we've got this Scale mounted here for the miter saw So we want this at 29 inches I'm going To set it to 29 And clamp that down and as long as you Don't slam your work piece into this Stop block it works really well So then our next two boards are 22 Inches long I think that off cut pieces are about 24 Or 25 So the idea here is that we're going to Lay all these Boards out like this to Make our main surface and then run these Other boards long ways across the end Well I was following the pattern here Which called for the one that crosses The end to be 22 inches I started thinking why 22 Now the answer is they're using Lumber yard one by fours so we don't Want to cut these the one by four

I need six of them to average 22 inches Which means Each of these instead of four inches Need to needs to be three and two-thirds If I had thought about that I might have Cut them a little bit different and done This a little bit different But that's not the case we are going to Cut these so that they match what we've Already cut for our end boards So through the process we've already Done we have three smooth sides and then One rough cut Edge so we'll be cutting Off the rough cut Edge from all of these Boards and taking them all down to three And two-thirds My biggest takeaway from doing this Project is how much work I need to do to My shop to make an organized workflow Because right now I'm I need to move Every piece of equipment before I can Use it either because it won't reach the Cord or it won't reach the dust Collector or there's not enough room for It to run out the ends so A lot of thought needs to go into how I Reorganize this and set it up to work Efficiently [Laughter] [Laughter] Oops Okay so this is essentially what it's Going to look like after finished and And getting the handles on it now the

Question is the best way to fasten all This together And I'm thinking for me the answer is Glue Just the way it worked out when we shut Down the business in here looks like I've got about 12 gallons of wood glue But nothing no small bottles to dispense It from Foreign Glued up it seems pretty solid but I'm Going to secure it with some brad nails Foreign This was really disheartening I didn't Think it through so these are Inch and a quarter Brads And This is a little over an inch and 5 16 But it buries them enough That those points are just barely Protruding And I don't know if I can sand those Points off Because it's going to remove the wood Faster than it does the The nail And these are already glued I can't flip Them over I'm really not sure what to do about That and I was so happy with the way This is going But that's disheartening I guess we'll try sanding them [Music]

Foreign So I really thought that was going to be A problem but you're going to see that Little reflective spot but it's knocked It down it's going to be all right so This is no longer an issue this is going To be fine there's a couple things I'm Not crazy about or one It's because I didn't cut these to match My boards I cut them off the the listing Online This is not matched up perfectly so I Think I'm going to run this whole thing Through the jointer And hopefully that works I've never Tried to Hopefully that works running this Compound piece through the jointer I always wish these were interactive so I could get your opinion I could just Buzz that on the table saw I know that Would work but it's not as clean a cut I Think I'm going to try running that on The jointer standing up let's see Everybody [Music] [Music] [Music] Huh Running that through the jointer worked Really well didn't take anything off of This it just brought that down right to It And then on on this end

It matched them up I did it on down here As well We did get just a little bit of a chip Off Real small but that's a concern That could happen that chipped right There just a tiny bit So I didn't plane these all at the same Time the thickness is not exact And I don't think they care for what They're doing with this but I'm gonna Sand this part with some coarse I'm Gonna sand the whole thing with some Fine before we put the finish on it I Got my a number one helper here today And he's gonna watch me do a little bit Of the coarse sanding now I think he's Going to try that finish sanding It just vibrates like this Really fast and it takes a little bit of Wood off [Music] You want to run it [Music] We'll turn it down a little Okay then you just put your hand on it Put two hands on it like that now I'll Push this button it's gonna go and then You just move it around nice and slow The working guy right here See how if you look right here see how That sticks up too much you keep going Over that one until it doesn't stick up

Anymore can I turn it up all the way Um What is it what is this this will set on The stove and then you can put things on It it's to look nice mama wants it for Her friend We gotta it's gonna be a lot prettier When we put the finish on it which makes That color nicer I could have ran this all through the Planer If I'd let the glue dry long enough and Done it before putting the nails in but Now that it's got the nails in it I Can't really plain it [Music] Okay I literally have the smallest round Over bit that I could find on here I Think it's an eighth inch round over I Just want to take the sharp edge off [Music] I don't think you'll even be able to see That but let's let's try Just a very light round over Foreign [Music] [Music] Foreign I thought I was just about done this is A second coat of lacquer And it says you can use three or four Coats which I was going to do But I was just handed these handles

To put on the front of this And Of course it comes with these screws First thought was well I need longer Screws But if I got longer screws They're going to The heads are going to be sticking up on The back so I want to bury these heads Anyway so I guess I might as well Mark This all out and drill some holes for These to be countersunk probably they Need to be countersunk three quarters of An inch So I've marked this drill bit And marked a black ring all the way Around it at three quarters of an inch Deep so when I locate my holes I'm going To drill this down to that depth And that'll allow me to drop my My screws down in there far enough to Mount these flush on the other side So visually these need to be as Perfectly centered as I can get them All right 3 and 5 8 wide On the underneath board I'm gonna be setting on three and five Eighths and half of three and five Eighths so half of three is an inch and A half half of five eighths just five Sixteenths So inch and a half plus five sixteenths Would be an inch and thirteen sixteenths Just gonna put a dot at an inch and

Thirteen sixteenths Oh in the other direction 22 So we'll mark down those two put another Dot At the center there Which would be eleven Okay so I've located The two spots where this needs to set so I'm going to drill all the way through On those two dots [Music] Foreign Foreign It's actually going to get one more coat Of lacquer before it's finished two more Coats on the back one more on the front But there's like a two hour dry time Before the next coat so that last coat Will go on tomorrow morning but overall I'm really happy with the way this Turned out and hopefully my daughter's Happy with it too And I plan to do a lot more woodworking Like this Out of trees that I've cut down and Milled myself and this one if I haven't Already mentioned it this Lumber Actually came from Tony's tractor Adventure YouTube channel I went down And visited them and they milled this up For us and We don't get much Cherry around here so Really thrilled I appreciate it from

Tony I appreciate you taking time to Watch this video I'll put links on the Screen to a couple more of our videos And I'll see you next time