|Project by BareFeet||posted 12-23-2014 02:09 AM||894 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
My first cutting board made from bamboo for my mother as a gift. My folks had their floors redone this past Spring and I managed to swipe a few of the off-cuts. After kicking them around the shop for a while, this is what I came up with.
I ripped them all down to 2 inch strips and edge glued them all. The next day I ran them through the planer flatten them and to remove the finish. This was all followed by the typical end grain cutting board cut and flip process.
The finish is 2 coats of mineral oil and then two coats of the Beeswax & Orange Oil ‘Butcher Block’ conditioner from the orange store. The final size came out to be about 10.5” square.
I’m not sure I would try using laminated flooring scraps again. I found that as I cross-cut them into strips to flip on end, there were some voids in the second layer of material which then had to be filled with epoxy. I generally don’t mind working with epoxy, but when I’m going for a smooth finish on a surface, it ends up being difficult to sand (especially on end grain).
I hope you all enjoy the project!