|Project by dpow||posted 09-29-2010 02:49 AM||2106 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
Hundreds or more have already been posted but I had to jump on the LJ bandwagon and try my hand(and skills) at making a few cutting boards. I will have to agree with many of the past comments; they are fun to make. Also, like snowflakes, no two cutting boards are the same.
I used cherry, black walnut, maple, and a few pieces of white oak, glued together with Titebond II. The 2 larger boards are 12” x 17” x 1.75” thick. The small board is 9” x 12” x 1.25” thick. I made a simple sliding router jig to use to finish the flatness and thickness. After a short time of sanding with a palm sander and a R. O. sander, I gave it a couple coats of mineral oil followed by a generous coat of Butcher Block Conditioner. WOW! does that bring out the colors and the contrast.
I may try to make a larger c. board in the future, but for right now its time to get back to some cabinets or furniture or ??? Thanks for looking.