|Project by mtkate||posted 11-15-2009 10:37 PM||1537 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
What can I say… I have a hard time chucking any wood at all (how much wood would an mtkate chuck if an mtkate could chuck wood? None! She would be keeping it and trying to figure out how to glue it into something new!). Pieces of hardwood are precious to me, so I can’t throw them into the kindling pile unless they are completely and utterly unusable or dangerous to me to cut.
I took the end pieces left over from my second ever cutting board (maple and purpleheart bits), then sliced them up and assembled them (end grain up) for the middle checkerboard piece. I had a small piece of cherry that I have been wanting to test out, so I cut up some pieces as a surround (not end grain). The board is only 1.2 cm thick (about 1/2”) so it’s extremely light. It will be an xmas present.
Finished with a few soaks of mineral oil, then three layers of a parrafin wax / mineral oil mixture. I finally completed it today after two weeks of on and off finishing.
Cherry is so… cherry. I love it.
I have a little sushi board on the go right now… which is being made with the other scraps (walnut/maple) from that same original board.