|Project by Marty 529||posted 01-02-2015 07:46 PM||1316 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
My first in many respects. My first Post. First cutting board. First time using some of the wood tools I’ve acquired over 2014. I had never used a jointer or planer before this project. I also hadn’t any experience with trying to square up and glue boards together like this. As a life long tool and die maker, I can say without a doubt I have a lot of respect for all of the wood workers here. It is different than working with metal. It takes a different skill set, which I’m trying to learn.
My son asked for a cutting board. I saw the video by Scott Lewis and thought I would try to make a cutting board with the curved lines. So I of coarse was jumping in over my head. I decided to call this board done as it is. I ran into a number of problems because of lack of experience and I was afraid that if I cut this apart 2 more times that I might ruin it. So my next boards may be more in depth, but this one just gets the single stripe. The board ended up at 14×20 x 13/16 thick. He wanted it large. He loves to cook, has a large kitchen and a big family. It is made from hard maple and cherry. The dark lines are walnut.
I am definitely open to critiques as I want to learn more about the craft. Thank you for looking at my first project here. I think you are all awesome and love looking at your projects. I wish I had time to comment on all of them :)
-- Marty, Ohio