|Project by Cory||posted 07-22-2010 04:05 PM||2199 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
When my wife and I went on our anniversary trip to California we stayed with a buddy of mine in San Francisco for a few days. As a thank you for his hospitality, I made him an end grain cutting board and a trivet. His board is made from walnut, cherry, and maple. The trivet is made from cherry and purpleheart. I had a hell of a time with the purpleheart. I’ve worked with that wood quite a bit before but this piece just splintered and gave me all kinds of trouble. I sanded the heck out of it, but you can still see some of the chips that came out during planing. Oh well.
While I was milling up the lumber I went ahead and made a few more as gifts for other people who helped us during our time away. They’re in the last picture. I haven’t had a chance to sand those or put any finish on them, yet. They’re simple edge grained boards from maple, purpleheart, cherry, and walnut.
I just love making cutting boards like these. I managed to jam these out in basically one full day of shop time. Now I’ve got to work on some SPalm style boards. I think those might take me a little longer!
Thanks for looking!
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