Cutting boards!

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Project by SarahVM posted 12-16-2015 08:23 AM 837 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My newest project and first time making cutting boards. Peruvian walnut, maple, and purple heart. I need to acquire a round over bit and apply some mineral oil and bees wax and this lovely piece will be complete. Did I mention sanding? Well there’s still LOTS of sanding to do. Good thing I have lots of music on my MP3 player to make it more enjoyable!

UPDATE: These beauties are finally done, wrapped, boxed, and headed to Florida for my in-laws to enjoy. Thanks to the feed back in the comments, I now have a card scraper and I love it! Thank you!

I finished the boards with mineral oil and bees wax and made a little care package with instructions for the new owners.

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 08:48 AM

Welcome aboard, yuk yuk, get it?
Glad to read ya here, looking good.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 09:04 AM

Music makes many things much more endurable.
Love the colours you’ve chosen and I look forward to seeing it in its final finish.

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#3 posted 12-16-2015 11:19 AM

good lookin board – nice color selection

welcome to LJ’s

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#4 posted 12-16-2015 07:09 PM

I dig it! (I need to make a few for xmas…)

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#5 posted 12-17-2015 04:37 PM

From my experience making things like this, I would suggest you try using a cabinet scraper first and then finishing it up with sandpaper. It’ll move the process along quicker.

-- Daniel, Durham, NC

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#6 posted 12-17-2015 04:44 PM

Welcome and a card scraper would be an asset. Try a # 4 smoothing plane, very well sharpened ,it will reduce the amount of sanding by far.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#7 posted 12-25-2015 09:31 PM

I am still trying to master the hand plane but that card scraper worked like a charm!

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