|Project by ghazard||posted 12-05-2008 05:16 PM||2331 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
I’m on the bandwagon! My first attempt at cutting boards. Wood is Maple, Walnut, Cherry and Purpleheart. I flattened them with the router jig…which worked great! I fought some tearout when routing the edges…which I am quite sure is my technique…working on that! When they were finished but before routing the edges I really liked the squared off look they had. So I went with the chamfered edges instead of rounding them over.
The 3 with purple heart in them are finished with mineral oil. The other three are finished with Good Stuff maple butcher block finish from the Michigan Maple Block Co. I was experimenting with the two options. Mineral oil wins…as I should have known it would. But I love the Good Stuff finish for a general purpose clear finish.
Hope you like.
-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"