|Project by John||posted 03-11-2009 02:37 AM||1746 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Hello everyone. Just finished a cutting board that will be a wedding present for some friends of ours. Dimensions are 2”x14”x19”. First time using this finish and so far so good. Heated it up in my glue pot filled with water. Put on four coats and it seems to be finished absorbing any more. This board went a lot faster than previous ones. I used clamping cauls to keep everything in line and that minimized leveling. I used my new Lie Nielsen low angle jointer to plane it level. I was really impressed and tired after using it. In the past I used a belt sander and that took forever and made lots of dust. For the grooves in the board I used a 3/4” core box bit. This time around I double stick taped an mdf template guide with rounded corners to the board. I found that whenever I would pause the bit would burn the wood so I kept the router moving at all times. Even when making depth changes. Worked like a charm. No burning at all. I just love the way end grain looks with a finish on it.
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