|Project by mustang958||posted 12-18-2014 10:56 AM||876 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
Just a few cutting boards for the holidays. I guess the story is similar to other posts about this project. Lots of leftover pieces from projects that were too nice to just dump or burn, fairly easy project and gratifying once they’re completed and given as gifts. So after seeing all the other posts and thinking this was a pretty cool project to try I decided to put a few together in between glue ups and finishing some of the other things going on in the shop. I decided on the sizes of the strips and cut them all up and grouped them by wood type. Once the cutting was done I gave them all to my daughter. I had the wood types labeled by name and hardness and gave her a rough idea of what I was looking for and the sizes and told her the design was up to her. Boards are made up of Ash, Maple, Hickory and Birch I think she did a great job matching things up. Finish is a mixture of beeswas and mineral oil. I purchased the beeswax from eBay. The beeswax sold in the craft stores was way too expensive and didn’t look nice at all. I haven’t found a local bee keeper yet to buy from but that’s next. The finish really brought out the grain nicely without making the wood too dark. So this is what everyone will be getting for Christmas. One is on its way to a former co-worker that I’m anxious to hear how she likes it. She also turns her own pens so she’s a wookworker as well. I really enjoyed making these. Now I’m ready to try the end grain type. Thanks for looking.