|Project by WoodshopNerd||posted 02-13-2015 10:34 PM||1238 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a chopping block I made a few days ago using some 6” wide x 9’ long x 1” thick oak planks from my in-laws land up in Michigan. The boards had been stacked outside for a couple years and they were a little dirty and weathered to begin with, so I started by planing the boards, then I ripped them on my table saw in 2” widths. I then glued those smaller boards together face to face, basically creating one long plank with edge grain facing up. Then I cut 2.5” wide strips perpendicular to the grain on my table saw. Then I lined them up with the end grain facing up and glued the strips together. Finally I ran the whole block through my thickness sander as well as quite a bit of random orbital sanding. The finish was 2 coats from a can of butcher block oil. I also inlayed a piece of walnut in the shape of Michigan as an homage to where the wood came from.
-- Michael, http://www.bozemanguitars.com