|Project by Jasonjenkins||posted 05-02-2014 05:03 AM||1777 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
...Cutting Board! OK, OK, OK, so I’m not even the first person to post one of these tonight! This is my first end grain cutting board and it was quite an experience.
I was lucky enough to get some Brazilian Cherry and Hard Maple “stickers” and I purchased some Walnut to fill in. I was very excited about the size of the stickers and decided without a good reason to re-saw them and without a lathe- using them for a cutting board would be a luxurious way to display the size of the stock. Originally had enough strips to do a longer board but kept it to this size my request of my wife. The BIG cutting board we have now she doesn’t like using. As you can see by the pics, the squares are a bit bigger than 2”
I took my time with the glue up but as I mentioned in my clamp rack post I managed to destroy almost all of my Harbor Freight Clamps in the process. (Thus the glut of new clamps.) If only I had read CPLUSWoodworker’s post about clamping Cauls… I have been waiting for a bonus from work which allowed me to get a new sander but is started trying to smooth this thing with an old black and decker 1/4 sheet vibrating sander. Hours and Hours later I asked for some help and I was SO lucky that Max helped me out with his drum sander. This would not be done if it was not for him. THANK YOU MAX. After the Drum sander it was still a few hours with my NEW PORTER CABLE sander. (review to be posted sometime)
Knocked down the edges with a slight chamfer and put in some finger holds on the sides. Looked for the screw on rubber feet but have not been able to find any yet. Got some of the stick on kind, not sure how long they will last. Finished the board with Arm-R-Seal Salad Bowl finish. Pretty proud of this thing. Hope you like the pattern- BUT thank you to the Cutting board program I found here also. You wouldn’t think you need that, but it really helps you make some decisions.
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