|Project by Bill||posted 08-29-2007 07:41 PM||8007 views||6 times favorited||23 comments|
I have been thinking of several ideas for smaller items to build, especially with Christmas coming soon. I decided to build a cutting board, and was excited to see all the different varieties online. I had a nice piece of Maple left over from one of my projects, and thought it would make a nice board. I was tempted to simple square it up and put an edge on it. But, being a Lumberjock, I felt I could not call it a project if I did just that.
The board I made is Maple and Purpleheart. I cut them into strips 1 1/4 inches wide and about 10 inches long. I glued the pieces together, sanded to 220 grit, and rounded off the edges. I have put three coats of mineral oil on the board, and will probably add two more before calling it finished.
I like the contrast between the deep purple color and the light maple. Hopefully I can find a market for these boards. I would like to make some more, with different designs and such.
Just a note – the board is a rectangle, even though the picture makes it look like a rhombus. Taking a picture with the tripod does not give you a true look down on the work.
-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com