|Project by TomFran||posted 08-07-2007 01:39 AM||3042 views||7 times favorited||35 comments|
This cutting board is made from maple and walnut. This was the first project that I was able to do because of my new Ridgid planer. It was so neat after gluing the pieces together, to plane it, and have it come out, like magic, all the same thickness and actually shiny.
I gave it to my son who will be moving out of town into his own apartment , where he will begin his post graduate work at the University of South Carolina.Construction notes:
- The board is 10” x 13” x 13/16”
- If you’re going to run the board through your planer after glue-up, remember to keep your grain running in the same direction, or you could have some unsightly tear-out which will have to be sanded away.
- I used a 1/4” roundover bit on the router to ease all the edges.
- I used Titebond III waterproof glue.
- I finished it with wiping varnish (50/50 salad bowl finish) upon the suggestion of “Thewoodwhisperer,” followed by a couple of coats of wax.
Note: I made one of these for my wife 20+ years ago, and she’s still using it. Every so often, I take it out to the shop and give it a few swipes with my fore plane, reapply some mineral oil, and it looks like new again.
-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28