|Project by BurrOak||posted 12-07-2014 04:08 AM||1466 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I received an order for 44 cutting boards to be completed in 7 days. Having a full time job carpentry, my greed said lets go for it. I used 8 different woods which gave a nice contrast especially using the red padauk which made the sale. Woods used Red Oak, White Oak, Black Walnut, Black Cherry, Hickory, Red Elm, PurpleHeart, and Padauk. The 12 inch by 12 inch by 5/4 boards were finished with 3 coats of Boos Mystery Oil. This project toke a weekend and late nights to get it done. The home sawed lumber produced 130 gallons of dust in my collector. What did I learn for this. Art items don’t come with a time schedule. Don’t offer volume discounts on art. I turned a hobby into a job. After a three day break I’m thinking of doing more cutting boards but in an artistic manner.
To answer some questions.
Ripped all boards 1 1/4 inch for better clamping control and 42 inch long to allow for the planer snipe. Did a light last planer pass and used an inline belt sander 100 grit, followed up with a orbital sander with 150 grit sand paper.