|Project by UncleStumpy||posted 10-30-2015 08:51 AM||1383 views||8 times favorited||17 comments|
I have made a bunch of cutting boards before this one, but this is my first try at something this complicated.
I made several checker board patterns and several with nice groupings of different color strips glued together which turned out super. I don’t know why I haven’t posted any of them – hmmm.
I saw something like this one somewhere on the Internet and decided to give it a try. Maple, Cherry and a mystery wood (African Mahogany?) with strips of Walnut in between. I believe the angle of the cuts was 15 degrees. I was actually surprised when the pieces when flipped over to make the zig zag pattern, lined up as well as they did.
I routed handles into the sides on the router table, signed the back and put on the butcher Block Oil and am very happy with the way it turned out! I actually already sold this and the customer wants little silicone pads for feet which I will install before I ship it out.
I include a small bottle of Butcher Block Oil with the cutting board and the customers seem to like that.
Now, on to a brick pattern cutting board!!!
-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"