|Project by TheGreatJon||posted 06-15-2015 02:22 AM||1079 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
End-grain cutting boards have comprised about half of my projects to-date as a novice woodworker. I made the first one as a Christmas present… now my wife, sisters, and mom all have one. Whenever I make one I end up with a few strips of segmented wood leftover because I got the dimensions wrong, or because I dropped one and cracked it… etc.
I just finished a copy of Spagnolo’s board (also pictured) for my mom and I decided to make salt shakers out of the leftover strips because they were all piled up in a multicolored jumble. Unfortunately, my speed-bore blew the end-grain apart on a couple of the first attempts. I had to file down the lead threads in order to keep it from biting in so hard. These two sets came out pretty well.
I used a couple of tapered rubber plugs to stopper the bottoms. Two coats of poly for the finish… not sure if that’s an appropriate finish for this application, but it was the best I had on hand and it’s just an experiment.
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