|Project by darryl||posted 09-02-2006 05:16 AM||3042 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
In the most recent edition of Wood Magazine, there was an article on making cuttingboards. I have several times thought that a cuttingboard could be a fun little project to do, so I figured I’d give it a whirl.
I had some walnut pieces laying around that I had intended to build a laptop writing desk with (which didn’t get very far) and some red leaf soft maple that I’d picked up when I got the oak for my daughter Violet’s dresser. Seemed like I’d found my contrasting woods to work with. The whole project came together rather easily as I had expected.
The following morning, before heading off to work, I ran into the basement to show off the rough version of my newest accomplishment to my wife. Here’s the conversation and where my biggest mistake took place:
wife: “That’s nice, who are you giving that to?”
me: “I don’t know yet.”
wife: “Excuse me?”
me: “Oh, I mean this is for you!”
wife: “What is wrong with you?!?”
I couldn’t help but laugh. My only excuse is that I hadn’t had my first cup of coffee yet!
anyway… here are the newest pictures. I did my final sanding tonight and applied a coat of BLO. The board measures 11” x 15” x 1.5”.
Thanks for looking!