|Project by Aaron McCain||posted 10-04-2015 07:54 PM||780 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
In 1906 the students at Brigham Young University had an ambitious plan to put the letters B Y and U up on the mountainside. They started with the Y and it took so much effort that the other two letters were abandoned and BYU has been nicknamed “The Y” ever since.
This cutting board also took a lot more effort than previous cutting boards I have made. It is all end grain and I had to cut, fit, glue, and trim it all one piece at a time. My attempts at keeping it all flat were valiant, but in the end it was too much to sand or scrape flat and I chose to build a flattening jig for my router screwed to my work bench.
In the end, I gave my cutting board to my son who is a freshman at BYU this year and it was well received. Let’s see if him remembers to oil it. Fun project, but not sure I want to start another one soon.
Woods are cherry, maple, and walnut (although I am not positive about the walnut). Overall size is about 12” x 15” by 1”+