Well, I have other projects that I “need” to do first but since I just bought a new saw (Grizzly G0715P, review to come after this weekend), i figure this should give me enough practice. I will be using some oak flooring I have left over from a room renovation and some walnut I purchased. Below is the proposed design. I want to keep it simple. As I have it here it is 330 mm x 465 mm x 38.1mm. Final planing will drop the height down of course.
Therein lies the problem area. I do not own a planer (or a jointer for that matter) and I will need one multiple times for this project. I do have a woodworking store/shop within 20 minute drive from here and my original plan was to give them a call to see how much they’d charge. I’m open to other idea’s but have nothing against going there.
The board will also have a rounded edge but the way I built this in solid works is going to make that a pain in the rear so i omitted it for now. There are half inch finger groves on the sides and the plan is to finish it with mineral oil.
I need to build some cabinets and general storage for closets for the folks I’m renting from and I enjoy cooking. Preparing stuff on a 6” x 10” cutting board with a depression in the middle is just brutal. I figure an end grain cutting board will provide use to everyone here. Plus if this one turns out, I have my Christmas presents for this year all sorted :D
Any recommendations that I may have missed are welcome. I’ve roamed around at what other people have done and the checker board pattern seems to be overdone so I thought I’d try something different.