|Project by Matt Vredenburg||posted 02-28-2009 10:41 PM||6551 views||24 times favorited||14 comments|
This cutting board was the result of a discussion and plan I found on Lumberjocks site by Dan Walters and Tony (he wrote up the plans). Link to another one on the site. I fell in love with the woven look of the maple and had to build one myself. I used walnut for the dark blocks, maple trimmed with cherry for the woven strips.
For the finish, I used a salad bowl finish – following Marc’s cutting board recommendation posted on the www.thewoodwhisperer.com. Pretty straight forward process.
Everyone I have shown this cutting board to has been amazed. From a woodworking perspective, it is pretty ease to make (skills wise), however it does take some setup activities that take sometime. Whatever you do, make sure you take your time to fill in (glue and sawdust) any small crevices between the pieces. No matter what you do, there will be some – just take your time to fill them in over and over until you don’t see any. Then apply the finish.
As a result of some of the comments, I have included a few pictures of the process (photos of each step) as a blog entry. Hope you have fun building your own.
-- Matt, Arizona