|Project by Matt||posted 03-21-2016 03:35 PM||544 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This cutting board was for a great friend of ours. She had seen some of my others and wanted something large. She requested 14×20x1.5, this was the first time I had built a cutting board this size so as anything the learning curve was impressive. I am very happy with the final product and the look on her face was well worth the amount of time it took. Its a mixture of Maple, Cherry, and Apple for the end grain parts, the strips are Purple Heart and Maple.
I did get to make a massive crosscut sled because this wouldn’t fit in my old one so now I have a much larger capacity. I had to reach out the LJ world after the first time cutting this into my end grain sections. I had a lot of cupping in these pieces making the next glue up less than fun.
When it was all said and done I had to flatten the board about an 1/8” on both sides. As this isn’t the end of the world it took a lot longer than I anticipated.
This board also took more Mineral Oil than any other board I have ever oiled, around 14 oz to be specific. I was oiling it, walking away, wiping off the excess, oil again, wipe off, oil, wipe off oil. This lasted about 5 days before finally I said 4 coats a day x 5 days is enough, I finished it with Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner.
Let me know what you guys think. Thanks for looking.
-- The more sawdust I make more I dont want to go to work! Is it worth it?