|Project by terryR||posted 12-07-2014 12:20 AM||6306 views||12 times favorited||42 comments|
I hate to post a project with just a few photos…and NONE of the build, but it’s the best I can do, ya’ll.
See, I cut and glued up this board over a year ago using the cut offs from my bench build. Started to flatten the top and base, then put the project away for a long, long time…AND I’ve lost several computers since then, so no photos…
Anyhow, last month I dug it back out and decided to finish the guy. I’m also behind in posting projects. :(
My wife has become quite the backyard butcher, since we live on a goat and pig farm, and is striving to learn more! However, she was working on a disposable plastic cutting board. The horror!
I bought her a couple of nice hand-made knives for her last B-day, and I couldn’t stand to see them used on plastic. Something had to be done! Oh yeah…the pine board in the projects que…
There were a few knots in the pine which needed to be filled, and two table saw mistakes as well. A little black sawdust and epoxy, and lots of sanding came out pretty nice.
I’m not sure I’ve seen pine cutting boards en masse, so I’m not sure how long it will stand up? Hopefully, long enough to make another from hardwood! LOL.
Flattened with cabinet scrapers, ROS, and finally a block sander to 800 grit. The finish is Howard’s Orange Oil from the Borg, nice and food safe, and also adds a decent glow to the Southern Yellow Pine.
Final dimensions are roughly 15×11” and a full 2” thick. It’s not a cutting board we put away at that size, but it doesn’t move when used, either. Simple 1” squares of non-stick shelf liner were added to the base to ensure that.
This was actually my 2nd end grain board…and I’m in the mood for more now!
Comments and suggestions are welcomed.
-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...