|Project by palaswood||posted 08-30-2015 05:50 PM||1067 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This cuttingboard was commissioned by a friends wife for their brand new home as they moved out to Idaho this summer from Orange County, CA.
It measures 17 1/2 inches long by 12 inches wide and about 1 1/4 inches thick.
All the wood is reclaimed or salvaged. The rosewood strip down the middle I milled from reclaimed floorboards from an attorneys office renovation. The mahogany and whats possibly mango (not sure) are from hardwood pallets and shipping slats for steel delivery. The remaining maple, quartersawn oak, and black cherry are salvaged cabinet shop cutoffs I collected a couple years ago from a local shop in Irvine.
Glued up with Waterproof Titebond III Ultimate.
Flattened by hand with the Stanley no. 6 fore plane.
I wanted a clean and unique look for the juice groove so I sharpened up the chisels, marked out the layout and got to choppin.
It weighs in at a whopping 6 lbs. Finished with a mineral oil/ Bees and Carnuba wax butcher block conditioner. Thanks for your comments! It was a joy to create.
-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram