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  1. I really like that design. i love curves and making an ordinary piece extra ordinary, or at least I try. You might the quilt rack I designed and built as well. http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/Dewoodwork/media/Dewaynes%20Woodworking%20Projects/quiltrackfinished008.jpg.html?sort=3&o=8
  2. Here's a project plan I wrote for some interesting end grain boards and I outline my method of plaining the boards. http://lumberjocks.com/dewoodwork/blog/2597
  3. I have the same Dewalt plainer and have plained more than 12 endgrain boards. I also have a drum sander and prefer the plainer due to major burn marks leading to much more sanding. Here is my method process. First I smooth the boards using a hand plain and a Stanley #80 scraper working from the edges toward the center being careful not to plane off the adjacent edge as this will cause tear out. Once the board is reasonable flat i round over the edges on the router table. This is important to prevent tear out at the plainer. If the edges are not rounded over the edges will blow out. Next using new or newly sharpened knives in my plainer I make very light incremental passes. The process yields a very smooth board that requires very little sanding. If not done correctly and with very sharp knives the process will certainly lead to disaster.