|Project by TexasToddT||posted 12-21-2015 01:54 PM||472 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
My second foray into cutting boards, this time as gifts. Pattern is from Wood Magazine (from copying my original board which my missus says is too pretty to cut on – since I can’t find the issue of Wood Magazine with the board design – just moved to Germany a few months ago).
I made a clamping jig since I plan on making quite a few boards. I just added three lag bolts to the “floating” rear board to help keep it from lifting up from the clamping pressure (I had to cut 3 slots in the OSB which I then use wing nuts to tighten down). I can use the jig to do the initial long-grain glue up and then for the end-grain glue up. I put wax paper below it to keep it from gluing to the OSB base. I also use a small paint roller to spread the glue – thanks to the folks who post on YouTube for that idea).
They are approximately 15 inches by 11 inches, made of maple, cherry, and walnut. They are finished with cutting board mineral oil and beeswax mixture heated up in a small crock pot and applied hot, wiped off, allowed to dry and repeated a few more times.
Three more in the “mix.” One is glued up, but I’ll wait until the other 2 are glued up before proceeding to planing (with sacrificial end scrap board to prevent chip out) and sanding and, finally, applying finish.