|Project by Derrek LeRouax||posted 07-27-2009 12:52 AM||1850 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
This plan came out of ShopNotes a while back. I have making this cutting board between remodel work to prep for our newest addition, expected in October. This one will be going to a buddy of mine for his wedding. He doesn’t know he is getting one, but I hope he likes it.
The board is edge grain hard maple. The inserts are cherry, and the pegs are mohogany. Titebond III used to join the edge grain boards, and everything else is friction fit. I took a heck of a lot of time making sure everything went together tight enough to make it that way. Finished dimensions are roughly 10”x15”x1”, with the finger hole piece being 3/8” thick.
The finish is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I was always told that is the only thing to put on cutting boards. I guess old habits die hard.
1. Buy a new table saw blade that produces a “flat top” cut when doing dados like this.
2. Be more careful with saw blade burn, as it took a heck of a long time to sand all that out…
3. Use more clamps. I used 4 on this board, but I still got a couple of slight gaps.
All comments welcome, as this is my first cutting board. Thanks guys!!!
-- Derrek L.