|Project by paxorion||posted 07-07-2014 01:10 AM||1432 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
- My wife, who I promised a cutting board for, for the past year
- A good friend of mine who is getting married this month (I’m a groomsman)
The first cutting board (pictures 1 and 2) is made of maple, cherry, and walnut, where I rotated each alternate piece so that there was an end-grain “book match” effect. The second is maple and cherry (pictures 3 and 4), which featured my first attempt to come up with my own cutting board design for my wife. However, she preferred the look of the walnut one, and I was more proud of the unintentional discovery of a subtle but wonderful book match pattern over the design of cutting board 2 (don’t get me wrong, I really like cutting board 2). So board number 1 goes to my wife, and board number 2 is the wedding present.
This project also was an my first attempt at using cauls across the width of the cutting board for the end grain glue up (picture 2). I placed 2’ cauls across the length of the board and lightly clamped them with parallel clamps to get all of the slices aligned, followed by dialing in the pressure across the glue up. Results speak for themselves, as the alignment is dead on perfect.