Moving right along to my second double sided project in VCarve Pro. I have designed a shelf to sit on the existing shelf of my 36 in Blackstone Griddle. I wanted something bigger that could also hold some of the utensils and provide a place to sit bottles used during the cooking process.
The design incorporates a trivet, which is a pig, but also the entire shelf can be used as a trivet for larger items like pans or pots. I really like the way it turned out.
As for the double sided project, I carved 4ea. .8 inch x .22 inch pockets so I could epoxy magnets. Their purpose is to keep the shelf in position and not slide around or tip over. First use yesterday was without the magnets and worked just fine.
Good to be able to combine woodworking skills with outdoor cooking. I am loving the new griddle.
Note: I made this first one out of 3/4" mdf that I had on hand. The overall size of the raw material is 18 x 22 inches. I am not sure what I will use for the actual shelf. I want two of them, one for either end of the griddle. I have considered plywood (ugly) or the project panel sold at the big box stores. That is Lodgepole pine. It would be lighter than the mdf, but might involve a lot of sanding. This shelf is not designed to be a cutting board. I am not too keen on gluing up a panel this large. I would have to plane it using the CNC. That would take up a considerable amount of time to do both sides. Lucky to end up with 5/8 inch final thickness. Maybe I need to research some type of high heat finish I can brush or spray on the mdf... and just keep it out of the rain. I am more concerned about spills and stains than rain. Suggestions are appreciated.
So, we broke it in yesterday evening. I like it. First thing I noticed is my pancake flipper is too wide for the slot so that will be incorporated in to rev.1. All else seemed to be OK.
Blondie was waiting patiently for her fajita chicken/cheese quesadilla supper.
I made a couple using Boudain and Cheddar Jack Cheese. Pretty good. Just another way of eating Boudain.