|Project by Mip||posted 06-05-2016 07:07 PM||1330 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
I’ve made three of these cutting boards using this design, one for my nephew as a wedding present, one for my church’s auction, and one for a lady at church who was outbided at the auction. This one was for the auction earlier this year. Other people here have made boards and posted instructions, so I just looked around, chose the one I liked, and made it. Thanks to all who supplied instructions for these boards, spalm comes to mind as one. Made with maple, cherry, and walnut, finished with Mahoney’s walnut oil. One thing I found out was that instead of using clamps and a jig to glue the sticks before slicing them to final thickness, I cut them to about six inches long, applied glue, and rubbed them together to spread the glue. When I rubbed them together, I could feel the glue getting tacky, so I lined up the edges, and set them aside to cure overnight. Works like a charm. I read how to do this in one of Dale Nish’s woodturning books when he was making a stave bowl. I also just sanded them to sixty grit, I didn’t spend to much time sanding to finer grits. Good enough for my tastes. Thanks for looking, hoe everybody likes it.