|Project by McLeanVA||posted 09-15-2010 04:18 AM||4895 views||35 times favorited||14 comments|
Another Legless Vegetable Death Table (Cutting Board). I got some positive feedback on the last zig-zag cutting board I made and decided to give it a go with some walnut and cherry I had been saving. I’ve done some in the past with maple on maple (less striking) and some maple on cherry.
I originally swung for the fence in terms of overall size and eventually backed down to more manageable dimensions before the third and final glue-up. Yes, I got scared. It was 2” thick and just over 12” x 20” and I figured not only would it be a bit unmanageable once it got wet in the kitchen, but storage for something like this would be a pain. My wife came out to the shop and laughed at me. Good thing she did, because I ultimately think the final size is a bit more adequate. Who knows… maybe I was overcompensating. :)
Anyways, these boards are a ton of fun to make and are only slightly more complicated than your average endgrain boards. Your thickness planer will be your best friend, as will patience on the glue-ups.
Finished with 5 coats of the 50/50 mix of Salad Bowl Oil and Mineral Spirits.
BTW – Last photo shows some of the segments before the final glue-up. I ended up removing some more after I stared at it for hours.
Hope it inspires.
In case you hadn’t seen it, I created a how-to in the blog section http://lumberjocks.com/McLeanVA/blog/18432
-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.