|Project by TheWoodArtisan||posted 06-28-2016 01:13 AM||788 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Originally was going to use some Padauk, however, my local sources didn’t have a good selection so I had to change to babinga.
The cutting board was glued together using Tightbond III wood glue, in my opinion it is the only choice for cutting boards and the first cutting boards i made are still holding strong and going on 7 years old.
Luckily my wife’s uncle is retired and has a wonderful wood shop where I was able to use a large drum sander to do 90% of the finish work, saving me about 8 hours of sanding. I sanded the board to 120 grit sandpaper, routed the edges using a round-over bit, finished the board with Mineral oil and put on 3/4” bumpers on the bottom.
I will be building a few shop jigs to aid in the glue up of other cutting boards and I had to build a cross cut sled to finish this board. This board turned out great, learned some lessons and used some new techniques. Can’t wait for my next project.