|Project by McLeanVA||posted 12-15-2009 08:45 PM||3531 views||23 times favorited||25 comments|
Note: These are not cutting boards! Don’t be confused. They are legless vegetable death tables. OK, fine they’re cutting boards. Total right of passage on LJ’s though.
Like many others, I tried my hand at making some Christmas gifts for the family. Learned a lot along the way and convinced my wife that I needed a Dewalt planer to make them. They are not without their flaws, but I think they sure will make my family members happy. Now that I have finished my first batch, I’m looking forward to experimenting with some new patterns.
The above photos were taken before applying finish. I tried the 50% Salad Bowl Finish – 50% Mineral Spirits (x4 coats). I was really pleased with how well they finished.
Photos 2 and 3 are the result of an end-grain pattern idea I dreamed up at work one day. Had never seen it before, but I am sure it’s a common design.
Photo 4 shows some of the ultra-popular walnut, cherry, maple end-grain patterns.
Photo 5 shows my favorite maple end-grain boards. I dig simplicity.
Photo 6 shows your typical breadboard made out of pieces from the scrap bin. Curly walnut, curly maple, cherry and mahogany. All from left-over projects.
I am sure you’re all sick of cutting boards, but as a right of passage to LJ’s I had to post my initial attempts.
-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.