|Project by UncleStumpy||posted 11-15-2015 02:46 AM||878 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I was looking at cutting boards on Google Images and saw some with this brick pattern and I thought it was pleasing to the eye and a great pattern, so I decided to make one. Now it seems that EVERYBODY has made one, so it is not unique, but I had a gas making it. Of course it will be on Ebay and Etsy – gotta’ try and make a few bucks during the holidays!
Walnut and Maple. 12” x 16”. 3/4” thick. Finished with butcher Block Oil. Handles routed into the sides.
One note: No matter how you try, the glue up never comes out perfectly flat and then there is the squeeze out all over the place. I don’t have a thickness planer, so I looked into jigs to flatten it out. I found that a router jig using a flat bottom straight bit worked super. Just some additional sanding to even out the router passes. I was using a 1/2 inch wide bit and had to make a zillion passes, so I will be buying a 1 inch bit in the future.
Looks like my holiday gift making will be cutting boards and toys. Both of which I enjoy immensely!
Happy Holidays guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"