|Project by CM02WS6||posted 10-07-2015 01:09 PM||4978 views||22 times favorited||14 comments|
I made a bunch of Wood Whisperer end grain cutting boards for Christmas last year, so I wanted to try something different for the next one. This one turned out to be a bit of a challenge, as the individual piece thicknesses were established in different operations, yet still needed to combine and end up at 0.75”. I’m really happy with how it turned out though. I was very patient with aligning the glue-ups and doing them in multiple steps, which resulted in being able to sand it myself in about 1.5 hours compared to having to take it to the cabinet shop to run through the drum sander.
The woods are Walnut, Maple, and Cherry, and final dimensions are 15×13.5×1.25. I designed the pattern myself using Microsoft Excel to visualize different layouts. I started with wanted to do a basket weave, then figured I could do something more interesting since the process was going to be more complicated anyways (compared to my previous boards). My goal was to have a pattern that originated from the center, which is accomplished by making the four quadrants symmetric about the center.