|Project by ToddHolmDotCom||posted 12-30-2014 06:27 PM||963 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My son is home from college and mentioned that he needed a cutting board because the cheap one his roommate bought was thin, warped, and small. Since I am one of a small handful of lumberjocks who have yet to post a cutting board photo I took the opportunity to help him make a cutting board and post this creation to the site.
The board is a chess board design with two inch squares. That makes a 16 inch square cutting board. We used Walnut and Curly Maple. The maple really does look nice and I think the woods contrast well. To give it a bit of a lip to grab onto when lifting it we routed a 3/8 groove around the edge. We finished it with three coats of butcher block finish. He is very pleased with it. I think it looks good and it was fun to have him in the shop. He hasn’t wanted to be in the shop since he was little.
Making this project reinforced the idea that I need a double drum sander.
-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."