|Project by dougsmith||posted 05-26-2014 02:37 AM||1341 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
My 40 year old pine cutting board finally gave out (an old friend, but it’s time had come). I made this one after Arudson’s design here. It is 15×20 x 1-1/4 inches in rock maple and padauk. I did the penultimate glue-up in 2 pieces so I could fit them through a 12.5” planer. The inlaid pieces were only added on one side so they would come out on alternating blocks in the end grain after crosscutting. I lined up the grain so it would “follow” the diamond pattern, and also glued pieces for the ends separately so there would be no diamonds there. It’s finished with mineral oil and beeswax. It’s such a pleasure to have a nice big work surface now (I love to cook)!