|Project by SkinsKaos||posted 05-28-2014 05:17 PM||1251 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
My first project post here on LJ and my first projects with “real” wood.
Finally made a trip up to the local saw mill (Hicksville Planing Mill in Western Maryland) and bought a few board feet of the Cherry and Paduak. Up until this point all the woods I have used have been from the big box stores and pallets.
The big cutting board is Paduak and Cherry and measures approx. 14” x 11”
The small cheese board is unknown species that I got from a random box from a website and it measures approx. 11” x 7.5”
Both boards have a coat of Butcher Block Oil.
The Door mat (idea from WWMM) I made a few weeks ago and just thought I’d throw in to make an even 6 pics.
It’s made of 2×4s with stains I had laying around the shop and measures approx. 31” x 17”, it’s held together with nylon rope.
Things I learned…
1) A drum sander would be an awesome tool.
2) Cauls are an important tool to have for cutting boards.
3) Paduak has some of the finest saw dust I have ever seen.
4) Cutting boards as simple as they look are fairly difficult to get right.
Thanks for looking!
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.