|Project by Joshua Sargent||posted 12-23-2008 08:00 AM||1284 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I’m pretty sure that these are the single most recognizable cutting boards on this site. I’ve wanted to make one of these since I saw David Marks do it on “Woodworks” but i ended up going with TheWoodWhisperer’s design for simplicity’s sake. I used rock maple and purpleheart. Titebond 3 glue. General Finishes “Salad Bowl Finish” thinned 50% with mineral spirits. 3 coats with 400 grit sandings in between each coat.
I made 3 of these for Christmas presents, and still need to make a few more. It was quite a bit of work since I still don’t own the necessary tools….I had to trek down to my dad’s shop (5 hours away) twice in order to finish them. I used his shaper to round over the top edge of the first board and learned a few good lessons when that board got launched about 10 feet across the shop. I used a handheld router with a new sharp bit for the other two boards….much less stressful (and no lapses in safety!). I had never used either tool before, but I felt much more in control of the situation while using the router…although I had assumed the opposite.
-- -=Josh - Gurnee, IL=-