|Project by Patrick Garrett||posted 11-01-2014 02:56 PM||2410 views||14 times favorited||16 comments|
This is the largest end grain cutting board I’ve built to date, a commissioned piece through my Etsy store. It was a fun build with final dimensions at 24.5”x18.5”x1.9” and tipping the scale around 30 lb.
This was my first time installing hardware handles on a board – normally I just route out hand holds. Does anyone have good sources for externally-mounted hardware that looks good? These are 8” Aubrey polished nickel handles from Restoration Hardware and they look really sharp, but I’d love to find something closer to the $6-$8 range so I can include them in more of my boards. Most decent-looking hardware I’ve found is back-mounted drawer type pulls, which doesn’t work so well on a solid block.
I used my new Lie-Nielsen #62 low angle jack plane with a toothed blade to make (relatively) quick work of flattening, boy does that put my old Stanley #5 to shame on end grain. The A2 steel stays sharp for longer than anything else I’ve used – only had to sharpen once during the project. I used a Veritas 1/8” cornering tool all around, and a 3/8” diameter cove router bit for the juice groove.
The finish is multiple applications of food grade mineral oil with Howard’s Butcher Block conditioner as a final coat.
Thanks for looking!
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