|Project by Mr_McGlue||posted 09-25-2016 01:54 AM||420 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Using my new workbench I made a couple replacement cutting boards for the kitchen. Our old ones (too embarrassed to show them) were made out of plywood when we moved in (17 years ago?). Just never got around to replacing them. I made two. one is a normal slide in size and the other a wide one. Used walnut for the ends and ash for the cutting part.
I used a tablesaw to rip the walnut but otherwise it was all done with hand tools. Rubbed in mineral oil for the finish.
What I learned:
1. Wouldn’t use ash for a cutting board again the grain is too raised. But it looks nice.
2. Ash is a nice hardwood. It is a lot harder than I thought.
3. I REALLY like working with walnut. Just don’t like the price :)
4. For food things mineral oil was easy to apply and cheap.
-- Robert - California