|Project by tolmeda||posted 02-20-2010 07:55 AM||1536 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
This is my first cutting board and my first project post. I used hard maple and walnut that came in the paddle cutting board package from Bell Forest Products. As you can see, I didn’t follow their directions. I don’t know much about maple but I’m willing to bet they sent me the birds-eye variety. It’s absolutely beautiful.
After sanding to 220 grit, I finished it with a mineral oil/beeswax mix. Next time I’ll go a bit lighter on the wax though.
Another area for improvement: there are a couple of glue-starved spots in the joints. But, otherwise, I’m real happy that the board came out flat, square and smooth.
This was my first project with my new, old Craftsman table saw, too. I bought a circa 1965 model that seems to be in great condition. The gentleman who sold it to me was the original owner and took impeccable care of it. He gave me tons of accessories including a custom built mobile base and huge out feed extension. When I get some time, I’ll post pics of it to show off his work.