|Project by Jenana||posted 05-16-2014 07:14 PM||1024 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I wanted to something different from the usual checkerboard end-grain cutting board for my first wood project, so I chose a brick pattern using walnut and maple . This was the first time I’ve ever used a table saw, hand plane, router (for edges) and palm sander.
From this project, I learned:
The importance of precision cutting by way of hours and hours of sanding to get the cut strips level after its final glue-up because the cuts were most decidedly imprecise.
Hand planes (at least the ones I bought) are NOT sharp enough to cut end-grain straight out of the packaging.
Fun first project and it turned out better than I expected it to.