|Project by woodchips||posted 10-06-2008 09:18 PM||7339 views||5 times favorited||20 comments|
Well I know there are a glut of cutting boards on here but…here’s another one. They are great fun to make and since they’re so practical they make good gifts too. In fact this one is going to my sis-in-law for Christmas. I’m not 100% sure on the wood species of the lighter wood but a local woodshop told me they think it to be old growth cypress. It is very light weight but also very tight grain, as you can see. I made one for my wife out of this and so far so good, it washes well and seems to be a great cutting board.
Unfortunately these two boards are the only ones I’ll be making out of this specific wood because it was reclaimed from a very old desk/table(?) top and I only got enough wood to do these two boards. In the future I’ll be taking greater pains to get everything more lined up. The next endgrain boards will not have offset squares but rather all the lines will match. Oh well…live, build and learn.
It was very hard to get this thing level and in fact it’s not perfectly level as all I have is a belt sander and ROS. However, in another post I saw mention of a router sled for planing surfaces level and I’m definitely going to be giving that a shot on the next boards. They make great Christmas gifts, very popular.
-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"