|Project by rockmolsen||posted 07-20-2015 12:45 AM||1723 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
I bought a new router and table so I wanted to use the new tool. I found the plan for this cutting board in old issue of WoodSmith magazine (Dec. 1995) This started out as a piece of 8/4 maple that I purchased last week. I had to re-saw on my table saw, and surface plane the pieces for this cutting board. the maple was planed to 1 1/8” x 16” x 2 1/4”. There are 5 pieces.
Using a 1/2” 14 degree dovetail bit, you route the dovetail in the 2 mating pieces at the same time. This insures that they’ll line up. You can see my numbering in the 3rd photo. The keys and base are made from Bubinga. Cutting and routing the keys took quite a bit of time and they are still not perfect. I cut enough material for 2 of these boards so I am hoping to finesse the keys on the second board. I’m going to use walnut for keys and feet on the second one. Final dimensions are 16” L x 11 1/4” W x 1” thick. The legs are also dovetailed, it raises the board about 1” making it easy to grab. I had to make a small sled to route the dovetails and a small notched push stick to make the keys. That’s how I spent my entire Sunday !
Thanks for looking !
-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.