|Project by MrFid||posted 05-27-2016 12:16 PM||1038 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This project is in fact one that I completed a while ago, but didn’t post here since we’ve all seen it before. It’s the standard Wood Whisperer style end-grain cutting board in hard maple and what I originally thought was purpleheart but am becoming more and more convinced might be walnut.
It’s a few years old at this point, and I had given it to my grandmother as a gift. I was very pleased to see that she was using it on the regular, and over the years there were some knife markings as well as some rings where the bottom of a jar had left a water stain. She asked me to do a quick rehab, so I did. A re-sand starting at 100 and up to 220 got it looking nice again, but I didn’t stop there.
I work at a high school, and recently discovered that the middle school (right next door) has acquired a high quality laser cutter/engraver. I took advantage of this by bringing in the cutting board to try my hand (well, not my hand) at engraving. I put my logo on the back of the board, and it came out really nice I think. My two brothers and I, when we were younger and all still at home (or at least for summers) would go up to the roof at night and enjoy some barley-pops, take in the view, and converse. Hence the name of my shop and the logo, with three circles sitting up there.
All in all, it was nice to bring an old board back up to speed, and even improve on it. The laser cutter is immensely fun and satisfying. I plan to do more in the future. Stay tuned for a project that involves some laser cutting as opposed to etching.
-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.