|Project by fladdy||posted 08-27-2014 01:01 AM||1088 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
My aunt and uncle asked me if I could make them a cutting board this past winter. I said sure…what size do you want and what type of wood? My uncle said he would like something about 24” x 24” but wasn’t sure as to how thick. He didn’t really care what type of wood, whatever would work well. They have dark granite counters with some purple in flecks in them and want it to also be like a centerpiece item. So, I made this. It’s maple, walnut and purple heart. I started with 8/4 stock and the whole thing ended up being 23” x 23” x 1.5”. I added the purple heart handles and they are glued in bread board style except for the end strips.
While making this project, I decided to try using some homemade cauls to help keep the boards close to flush. I still ended up having to rent time on a timesaver sander to get things flush. I could also use a panel cutting jig/board as well. The entire board is finished with 3 coats of beeswax/mineral oil. This board is pretty darn heavy so I hope they have been lifting weights. I’m delivering it to them tomorrow but we never talked about a final price?!?